Computer History Museum
Thu, 08/30/2007 - 5:25am
Celebrating their legendary company that started Silicon Valley and spawned the semiconductor industry, approximately 2,000 Fairchild Semiconductor alumni, known as Fairchildren, and their guests will gather at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley Oct. 4-6, 2007. A three-day celebration/reunion will commemorate the golden anniversary of Fairchild Semiconductor's 1957 founding. Alumni volunteers, who have been planning the events for the past two years with help from descendent company Fairchild Semiconductor International, hope to alert the approximately 50,000 Fairchild alumni around the world who may not have heard about the Fairchild@50 celebration. Celebration events include a "Legacy of Fairchild" panel with Gordon Moore, Jerry Sanders and Wilf Corrigan, and moderator Floyd Kvamme, to explore the lasting impact of Fairchild Semiconductor on Silicon Valley and the world. Eight other panels include storytelling sessions to capture Fairchild’s people, products, technology, culture and business highlights. The sessions cover the Founding Years, Digital Bipolar, MOS, Linear, Manufacturing, Marketing & Sales and International. The Fairchild@50 events will culminate in a gala celebration at the Museum, where alums will reconnect with many old friends. Fairchildren can view event details, sign up as alumni and order tickets online at www.fairchildat50.org.