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Oral history interview with Jean C. Jones

  • 2006-Mar-08 (First session)
  • 2006-Apr-05 (Second session)
  • 2006-Jun-15 (Third session)

Oral history interview with Jean C. Jones

  • 2006-Mar-08 (First session)
  • 2006-Apr-05 (Second session)
  • 2006-Jun-15 (Third session)

Jean C. Jones discusses how she began working at Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation and her early interactions with Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce. Jones became full-time secretary for Fairchild and made the move to Intel Corporation. Jones describes her daily work at Fairchild and Intel and her interactions with Moore, Noyce, and Andrew Grove, among others.

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Place of interview
  • 82 pages
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  • Science History Institute
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  • Courtesy of Science History Institute

About the Interviewer

David C. Brock is a senior research fellow with the Center for Contemporary History and Policy at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. As a historian of science and technology, he specializes in the history of semiconductor science, technology, and industry; the history of instrumentation; and oral history. Brock has studied the philosophy, sociology, and history of science at Brown University, the University of Edinburgh, and Princeton University.In the policy arena Brock recently published Patterning the World: The Rise of Chemically Amplified Photoresists, a white-paper case study for the Center’s Studies in Materials Innovation. With Hyungsub Choi he is preparing an analysis of semiconductor technology roadmapping, having presented preliminary results at the 2009 meeting of the Industry Studies Association.

Institutional location

Oral history number 0331

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Interviewee biographical information

  • August 30, 1927
  • New York, New York, United States
  • March 18, 2015
  • Palo Alto, California, United States

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The published version of the transcript may diverge from the interview audio due to edits to the transcript made by staff of the Center for Oral History, often at the request of the interviewee, during the transcript review process.

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