Background, Perspective & 3 Time Periods Covered from 1957-1975

Alan provides context for the session and introduces the 3 distinct time periods to be covered during the panel.
1.  1957-62 Transistor and discrete components (pre-IC period)
2.  1962-68  IC period: SSI, MSI
3.  1968-75  LSI period:  Semiconductor memories, microprocessors, consumer electronics, LED displays, etc.

To start the discussion Bernie is asked to elaborate on how Fairchild Semiconductor was formed and what they produced in their early years.

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[Thanks to Alan Weissberger for the above description.]

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