006: "We Can Do That"

Untold Silicon Valley

Jul 6 2022 • 29 mins

Sputnik sparks the Space Race, and hysteria ensues in the United States. In the meantime, the Fairchild Semiconductor founders get to work.

In this episode, the Traitorous Eight have barely moved into their new space, when the Space Race presents an opportunity that has the potential to catapult the fledgling startup to the forefront of the semiconductor industry..

Pouncing on the opportunity, they make an audacious promise to deliver a device that’s never been done before.

The may have just turned on the lights at Charleston Road, and they still may not have had a working bathroom in the building, but it’a make or break time for Fairchild Semiconductor.