Victor Grinich

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Birthday
26, 1924
Birthplace
Washington
Death Date
Nov 4, 2000 (75)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
26, 1924
Birthplace
Washington
Death Date
Nov 4, 2000 (75)

About

American electrical engineer known for participating in the development of the semiconductor industry.

Before Fame

He earned a Ph.D. from Stanford before working at Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory for Beckman Instruments. He left with other scientists and formed Fairchild Semiconductor corporation. During his time as a teacher at Stanford he published a textbook, Introduction to Integrated Circuits.

Trivia

He is considered a member of the traitorous eight who founded Silicon Valley in California.

Family Life

He had three children: Nicholas, Anita, and Philip, with his wife, Helen.

Associated With

He worked for William Shockley at Shockley Semiconductor Labs before leaving to form Fairchild.