Making Silicon Valley
Innovation and the Growth of High Tech, 1930-1970
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Lecuyer argues that Silicon Valley's emergence and its growth were made possible by the development of unique competencies in manufacturing, in product engineering, and in management. Entrepreneurs learned to integrate invention, design, manufacturing, and sales logistics, and they developed incentives to attract and retain a skilled and motivated workforce. The largest Silicon Valley firms-including Eitel-McCullough (Eimac), Litton Industries, Varian Associates, Fairchild Semiconductor, and Intel-dominated the American markets for advanced tubes and semiconductors and, because of their innovations in manufacturing, design, and management, served as models and incubators for other electronics ventures in the area.
Lecuyer's book is the most scrupulous scholarly exploration so far of the cluster of innovative firms that has come to be called Silicon Valley. It is a book that should be read by anyone curious about the emergence of the high-tech electronics firms that have created this remarkable concentration of innovative talent. -- Nathan Rosenberg, Professor of Economics (Emeritus), Stanford University Silicon Valley wannabes search for the Valley's secrets of success. Lecuyer's impressively informed response reminds them that God is in the manufacturing details. -- Thomas P. Hughes, author of Human-Built World: How to Think about Technology and Culture