Lec 9 - 2/21/06 Silicon Valley Do You Know the Way to San...

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2/21/06 Silicon Valley Do You Know the Way to San Jose? Lecture 9 The Age of Electronics o Fallacy of the Heart’s Delight Was in the top ten agriculture regions up till WWII It was the prune capital of the nation A lot of Canneries in San Jose and Santa Clara Gianninii started the first bank of Italy in San Jose Stanford University was built in the mission style o Electric Beginnings Switched to AC current to carry electricity hundreds of miles Vacuum Tube to control electricity, Lee DeForest invents in 1906 Federal Telegraph Co. 1915-35 Broadcast Radio Other First’s Transcontinental telephone Television o Image dissector Loudspeaker o Magnavox, 1934 o Tubes of War Was on military contract The tube they created the tube to make the special effects in Fantasia o Disney was funded by Gianniini Ampex Stole the technology of tape recording from Germany o Similarly how we stole Aspirin from Germany in WWI Done most of the brains of the modern military flight technology o Computers on a Chip Transistor 1955-65 Shockley made Texas Instruments o William Shockley went to Bell Fairchild started a Semiconductor Company Integrated Circuit 1965-75 Intel, National o LSI Logic, AMD 1940s, IBM made business machines
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course GEOG 50AC taught by Professor Walker during the Spring '06 term at Berkeley.

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Lec 9 - 2/21/06 Silicon Valley Do You Know the Way to San...

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