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Fairchild seeks return of its ‚??children‚?Ě for 50th birthday party

20 August 2007 | By Mark Osborne | Recruitment News

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Fairchild Semiconductor is looking to contact approximately 2,000 Fairchild Semiconductor alumni, known as "Fairchildren," and their guests to gather as many as possible for three days of commemorations surrounding its 50th anniversary at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley.

Alumni volunteers, who have been planning the events for the past two years with help from descendent company Fairchild Semiconductor International, hope to alert the approximately 50,000 Fairchild alumni around the world who may not have heard about the Fairchild@50 celebration.

Celebration events include a "Legacy of Fairchild" panel with Gordon Moore,Jerry Sanders and Wilf Corrigan and moderator Floyd Kvamme, to explore the lasting impact of Fairchild Semiconductor on Silicon Valley and the world. Eight other panels include storytelling sessions to capture Fairchild's people, products, technology, culture and business highlights.  The sessions cover the Founding Years, Digital Bipolar, MOS, Linear, Manufacturing, Marketing & Sales and International. The Fairchild@50 events will culminate in a gala celebration at the Museum, where alumni will reconnect with many old friends.

Fairchildren can view event details, sign up as alumni and order tickets online at

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