Microchip Pioneers
Microchip Pioneers
Microchip Pioneers
Microchip Pioneers
Microchip Pioneers
Microchip Pioneers
Microchip Pioneers
Microchip Pioneers
Microchip Pioneers
Microchip Pioneers
Microchip Pioneers
Microchip Pioneers
Microchip Pioneers
Microchip Pioneers
Microchip Pioneers
Microchip Pioneers

Microchip Pioneers

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These engineering trailblazers played a significant role in the emergence of what eventually became known as Silicon Valley.  "Tech startups", and "venture capital" didn't exist in the way we know it now when these eight men came together to form Fairchild Semiconductor.  In 1957 Robert Noyce, Roger Moore and others left good jobs working for a nobel prize winner to form a new company from scratch.  Their innovation would lay the groundwork for the integrated circuits that would ultimately lead to much of today's great technological advancements. They chose to abandon secure careers working under William Shockley, credited with contributing to one of the most important inventions in history, the transistor. These men became known as "The Traitorous Eight".  The back of the shirt displays one of the dollar bills signed by all eight men and their bankers. Some consider this to be the Declaration of Independence of Silicon Valley.  

.: 100% Airlume combed and ringspun cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
.: Light fabric (4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²))
.: Retail fit
.: Tear away label
.: Runs true to size