Jay Last, One of the Rebels Who Founded Silicon Valley, Dies at 92

He and seven others left the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory to create their own silicon company, Fairchild Semiconductor, which is now seen as ground zero for the West Coast tech industry.

Jay Last, One Of The Rebels Who Founded Silicon Valley, Dies At 92

The New York Times – by Cade Metz

Jay Last, a physicist who helped create the silicon chips that power the world’s computers, and who was among the eight entrepreneurs whose company laid the technical, financial and cultural foundation for Silicon Valley, died on Nov. 11 in Los Angeles. He was 92.

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