Fairchild Turns 50
When it comes to the story of Fairchild Semiconductor Inc. (Nasdaq: FCS), the godfather of all Silicon Valley startups, there don't seem to be many doubters -- even for the parts about William Shockley being an unbearable control freak.
With Fairchild marking its 50th anniversary today, the Mercury News of San Jose is printing a celebratory telling of the official history. It's worth reading. Fans of conspiracy theories won't want to miss the comments.
— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading