On Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 15, the Computer History Museum commemorated the Shockley labs in an event headlined "Celebrating the Birthplace of Silicon Valley." James Gibbons, former dean of engineering at Stanford University, delivered a talk on the small firm's immense influence and his personal experience collaborating with the Shockley team.
The actual lab building was demolished last year as part of the second development phase of San Antonio Shopping Center. To mark the location's significance, San Antonio Shopping Center developer Merlone Geier commissioned a series of sculptures of early semiconductors and silicon crystals. Plaques at the site explain the site's history and impact.
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