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Premieres Feb. 5, 2013 // Robert Noyce sees the technical reports on the transistor and knew it was the future.
As an undergraduate student, Robert Noyce sees the technical reports on the brand new transistor and knew he was looking at the future. "The concept hit me like the atom bomb," he later recalled. But he does not like the structure of the large East Coast tech companies. More at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/silicon/