For those of you who are fascinated in technology history, National Public Radio did an amazing story on Silicon Valley, which included the roots of the semiconductor industry. It begins with the story of the men involved in the invention of the transistor and their struggles to get anyone to have faith in them to invest in their ideas. It is hard to imagine that there would have been any doubt in this amazing technology looking back. It then takes you through the progression of the growth of the semiconductor and the men and companies that made it happen. Click here to learn more.