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First Commercially Practicable Integrated Circuit

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2012
1. First Commercially Practicable Integrated Circuit Marker
Inscription. At this site in 1959, Dr. Robert Noyce of Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation invented the first integrated circuit that could be produced commercially. Based on “planar” technology, an earlier Fairchild breakthrough, Noyce’s invention consisted of a complete electronic circuit inside a small silicon chip. His innovation helped revolutionize “Silicon Valley’s” semiconductor electronics industry, and brought profound change to the lives of people everywhere.
 
Erected 1991 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Intel Corporation. (Marker Number 1000.)
 
Location. 37° 25.307′ N, 122° 6.198′ W. Marker is in Palo Alto, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from East Charlston Road east of San Antonio Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 844 East Charlston Road, Palo Alto CA 94303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Semiconductor Planar Process and Integrated Circuit, 1959 (here, next to this marker); El Palo Nuevo (approx. 0.6 miles away); J. Pearce Mitchell Park (approx. ¾
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 27, 2012
2. First Commercially Practicable Integrated Circuit Markers
mile away); Rengstorff House (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Spirit of the Times (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mariano Castro Adobe (approx. 1.3 miles away); Shakey: The World's First Mobile Intelligent Robot, 1972 (approx. 1½ miles away); Computer History Museum (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palo Alto.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 719 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 31, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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