In 1957, New York based Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation made a historic business decision when they sponsored the formation of Fairchild Semiconductor in Palo Alto, California. A group of eight scientists and engineers involved in solid-state electronics had developed a method of mass-producing silicon transistors using a double diffusion technique and a chemical etching system called the "mesa" process. By 1964, Fairchild Semiconductor produces more than 100,000 integrated circuits for the Apollo space program. Poster text reads "Digital. We Can't Afford To Compromise. Fairchild: The Broad Line Supplier. Bipolar CCD Linear Power Opto Small Signal Diode Mos Digital" Original photography courtesy of The United States Navy. Measures 19.5 x 26"