In 1957, a group of eight brilliant young men left the Shockley Semiconductor Company in order to start their own transistor business. They were led by 29-year-old Robert Noyce, a physicist who would co-invent the microchip–an essential component of nearly all modern electronics.
[text adapted from PBS.org]
Written, Directed, Produced, and Edited by Randall MacLowry
Produced by Tracy Heather Strain
Produced by WGBH for The American Experience