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  • Gordon Moore, One of Silicon Valley's Founding Fathers, and an icon of American ingenuity, Dies at 94

    03/25/2023 7:30:40 PM PDT · by nwrep · 28 replies
    IGN ^ | March 25, 2023 | Logan Plant
    Gordon Moore, the tech pioneer and co-founder of Intel, has died at age 94, Intel and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced Friday. Moore died peacefully in his home, surrounded by family. Moore was best-known for his famous observation known as Moore's Law. In 1965, Moore made the observation that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit would double every year. Moore's prediction proved to be correct, and the idea of faster, smaller, and cheaper chip technology is still the driving force behind Silicon Valley's mission to this day. “Gordon Moore defined the technology industry through his...
  • UK’s Marie Stopes abortion chain changes name to distance itself from eugenics

    11/21/2020 11:22:00 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Live Action News ^ | Nov 19 2020 | Carole Novielli |
    UK’s abortion chain Marie Stopes International (MSI) has announced a name change in an effort to distance itself from the eugenicist for whom it was named. According to a press release, Marie Stopes International will now do business under the moniker “MSI Reproductive Choices.” While the organization claimed the name change had been under review for some time, it pointed to “the events of the past year and the critical global conversations about race and diversity” which it said “reinforced to us that changing our name now is the right decision.” The move comes shortly after Planned Parenthood, the largest...
  • The story of the A-10 and why the F-35 cannot replace it. (video)

    08/26/2014 4:58:24 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 46 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 8-26-2014 | wimp.com
    Pierre Sprey is one of the original designers of the A-10 Warthog during the 1970s. He provides insight into why the aircraft is so loved by ground troops in the military, and why its recent retirement from Air Force operations is so hotly debated.
  • Does anyone remember Soros, Carlyle Group and Fairchild Industries in the late 1980's?

    11/11/2011 5:56:56 PM PST · by southernmomma · 8 replies
    I am not sure of I am recalling this episode correctly, but wasn't Soros very upset about the deal falling through?
  • Police: Nevada Councilwoman Planned Murder-Suicide (Donna Fairchild & husband)

    01/26/2011 8:28:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    My News 4 ^ | 1/26/11
    Police: Nev. Councilwoman Planned Murder-SuicidePage Last Updated: Wednesday January 26, 2011 5:40pm PST Police say a city councilwoman from Nevada found dead with her husband fatally shot him about an hour before calling 911 to report that she was going to kill herself. The Las Vegas Sun reported Wednesday that the bodies of Donna Fairchild and Bill Fairchild were found before dawn Tuesday at their home in Mesquite, about 80 miles northwest of Las Vegas. Donna Fairchild faced removal as the city's delegate to a regional business organization at a council meeting scheduled for the night of her death. Police...
  • High-tech culture of Silicon Valley originally formed around radio

    09/30/2007 9:52:28 AM PDT · by Reeses · 19 replies · 146+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, September 30, 2007 | Tom Abate, Chronicle Staff Writer
    They weren't out to make history, the eight young engineers who met secretly with investor Arthur Rock 50 years ago to form Silicon Valley's ancestral chip company, Fairchild Semiconductor. The men, among them future Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, mainly wanted to escape their brilliant but batty boss, William Shockley, who had just shared the 1956 Nobel Prize in physics for his role in the invention of the transistor. Shockley, who had started a company in Mountain View in 1955 to commercialize this breakthrough, had bullied and browbeaten his young engineering staff, whose numbers included future venture capitalist Eugene Kleiner, at...
  • Fairchild Airmen reunite with family after deployment

    05/02/2007 5:55:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 258+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Kristian Carter
    5/2/2007 - FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. (AFNEWS) -- Applause, cheers, hugs and tears of joy awaited 44 returning warriors as they walked off of a KC-135 Stratotanker to be greeted by a crowd of more than 100 military family members, fellow Airmen and local media crews here April 30. After the welcome on the ramp next to the plane, the families and returning Airmen were driven to the Airmen's Center of Excellence for inprocessing. "Separation can be a very stressful time for all families and loved ones," said Lt. Col. Michael Gaal, the 92nd Operations Support Squadron commander. "Taking...
  • Cheney Thanks Fairchild Airmen for Terror War Support

    04/18/2006 4:24:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 314+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 18, 2006 – Vice President Dick Cheney told servicemembers gathered at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., yesterday they're playing a key role in the global war on terror and that their countrymen believe in them and their mission. Vice President Dick Cheney addresses a crowd of more than 600 airmen and residents of Spokane, Wash., during an April 17 visit to Fairchild Air Force Base. The vice president pointed out the role Fairchild plays in the war on terrorism and thanked the troops for their contributions and sacrifice. Photo by Staff Sgt. Laura K. Smith, USAF  (Click photo...
  • Fairchild adding 320 jobs

    02/20/2004 5:06:51 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 3 replies · 156+ views
    Times Leader ^ | 2/20/2004 | KALEN CHURCHER
    HIGH TECH TURNAROUND WRIGHT TWP. - During the next four years, Fairchild Semiconductor will invest $143 million in its Mountain Top-area silicon wafer production facility, adding 320 jobs and maintaining 292 others. The growth surge is a reversal for the Crestwood Industrial Park plant, which has struggled through the multi-year technology industry downturn. Even with the employment boost, Fairchild's employment level will be far below the approximately 950 people it employed in 1998, when it was part of Harris Semiconductor. In January 2003, the company shifted production at the local facility from 6-inch to 8-inch silicon wafers and - over...
  • Fairchild Semiconductor Officially Opens Assembly and Test Facility in Suzhou, China

    09/29/2003 4:19:12 PM PDT · by cp124 · 4 replies · 328+ views
    Fairchild Semiconductor ^ | 09/29/02 | cp124
    State-of-the-art facility expands back end manufacturing capabilities while reducing outsourcing costs September 29, 2003 – Suzhou, China – Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), one of the largest global suppliers of high performance products that optimize system power in multiple end markets, today officially opened the first phase of its 800,000 square foot assembly and test facility and automated warehouse in Suzhou, China. This facility is a key element of the company’s global strategy to more than double sales in China by 2004, and the new factory will produce products for both the local China market and for export to the rest...