Leaders of high-tech businesses and their employees consider whether Silicon Valley can stay in the chips. Included: the impact of automation in the work place and the shift to overseas manufacturing. Also: urban congestion and toxic-waste contamination.
A survey of the work force in the high-tech electronics industry, from entrepreneurs to assembly-line personnel. Included: a review of the beginnings of Apple Computer Inc. Also: executives of a start-up company; and immigrants drawn to Silicon Valley.
This historical perspective of Northern California's electronics mecca recounts the ingenuity of William Hewlett, David Packard, and Russell and Sig Varian; the transistor revolution led by William Shockley. Based on journalist Michael Malone's "The Big Score."