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From Tubes to Semiconductors

Paul Wesling (GTE/Lenkurt), Norm Pond (Varian) and Ted Hoff (Intel) explain the transition from tubes to semiconductors and describe the resulting transformation of the Valley of the Hearts Delight into Silicon Valley. Starting in the early 1900s, this fascinating talk shows how modern concepts, like hackathons and sharing, were a factor in the development of homegrown technology […]

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Electronics in the Valley of the Heart’s Delight

Paul Wesling provides an overview of the early days of Silicon Valley and the defining events and the elements that led to growth of the electronics industry.

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SV History - From Tubes to Semiconductors

Following our Entrepreneurs

Paul Wesling provides insight on some of the early Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who spawned a new generator of entrepreneurs.

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SV History - From Tubes to Semiconductors

The Tube business in the 20s

Paul Wesling discusses tubes in the decade of the 1920s.

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SV History - From Tubes to Semiconductors

Entrepreneurship During the Depression

Paul Wesling talks about how some of the early Silicon Valley entrepreneurs financed their ventures during the depths of the great depression.

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SV History - From Tubes to Semiconductors

Start of Semiconductor Era in Silicon Valley

Paul Wesling provides a brief overview of the transition from tubes to semiconductors in the 1950s.

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SV History - From Tubes to Semiconductors

Ted Hoff Looks at Silicon Valley in the 60s

Ted Hoff gives his perspective on Silicon Valley in the late 1950s and 1960s. He talks about some of the technologies he worked on and saw at Stanford, including analog memory, pattern recognition, microwave radio technology and lasers. He points out that Stanford’s ties with industry allowed the exchange of ideas that helped Silicon Valley […]

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Reference Books on Silicon Valley History

Paul Wesling’s suggestions for books for learning about Silicon Valley history. One definite must-read is Norm Pond’s The Tube Guys.

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