In 1957, decades before  Steve Jobs revolutionized  the way we think and use computers, or Mark Zuckerberg transformed the meaning of social media, Physicist Robert Noyce was blazing a path for the Jobs and Zuckerbergs of the world. He was creating Silicon Valley.

Noyce and his  co-workers decided to leave the  Shockley Semiconductor Company  to start their own  transistor business. They created the microchip and -- by extension-- Silicon Valley.


Leslie Berlin: Project Historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University; author, The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon ValleyRegis McKenna

Regis McKenna: Sillicon Valley veteran and well-known technology marketing consultan