Semiconductors were starting to become big business by the mid-sixties. Assembly was the bulk of the cost and the giants in Japan and the Southwest were building automated assembly lines to deal with the cost. Fairchild was looking for a less capital-intensive way; Bob Noyce sent Charlie Sporck and Julius Blank to Hong Kong to explore the possibility of manufacturing there where labor costs ran 12 cents an hour. Find out what it was like, how it all unfolded, and the ramification of it all from Charlie himself.

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Membership Categories & Benefits

Company logo and brand is prominently highlighted on The Chip History Center home page.

The Chip History Center provides a monthly tracking of click-throughs on the logo.

The Chip History Center provides a separate web page to present significant achievements about the partner. The objective is to feature the partnerís contributions to chip manufacturing. This also includes a Chip History Live Video interview with partnerís CEO and VLSIís G. Dan Hutcheson.

-  E-mail notification is provided when new material is uploaded.

Intended for companies that have reached a point of historical significance.

-  Company is prominently highlighted as a partner of The Chip History Center.

The Chip History Center features the partnerís contributions to chip manufacturing. This also includes a Chip History Live Video interview with partnerís CEO and VLSIís G. Dan Hutcheson.

-  E-mail notification is provided when new material is uploaded.

-  Intended for companies that would like to provide ongoing support for The Chip History Center.

-  Company is highlighted as a contributing sponsor of The Chip History Center.

-  Contributing sponsors are invited to present material in The Chip History Center.

-  E-mail notification is provided when new material is uploaded.

Intended as ongoing financial support for The Chip History Center.

-  Company is highlighted as a supporting sponsor of The Chip History Center.

-  E-mail notification is provided when new material is uploaded.

-  Your name is highlighted as an individual gold member of The Chip History Center.

-  The Membership includes the free chip history timeline poster, ready for framing. (Currently, the Test History   
timeline is provided.)

-  E-mail notification is provided when new material is uploaded.

-  Your name is highlighted as an individual member of The Chip History Center.

-  E-mail notification is provided when new material is uploaded.

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