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Silicon Eye Microchip Swashbucklers and the Future of High-Tech Innovation

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ISBN-10: 0393328414

ISBN-13: 9780393328417

Edition: 2006

Authors: George F. Gilder

List price: $23.95
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Technology insider George Gilder delivers a "compelling" (Wired) look under the hood at a genius-fueled startup. Thanks to the digital technology revolution, cameras are everywherePDAs, phones, anywhere you can put an imaging chip and a lens. Battling to usurp this two-billion-dollar market is a Silicon Valley company, Foveon, whose technology not only produces a superior image but also may become the eye in artificially intelligent machines. Behind Foveon are two legendary figures who made the personal computer possible: Carver Mead of Caltech, one of the founding fathers of information technology, and Federico Faggin, inventor of the CPUthe chip that runs every computer. George Gilder…    
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Prologue: Who Is Carver Mead?
Three Men and A Camera
Delbruck Bursts In
The Fourth Camera
Merrill's View
The Charged Competition
Annealing Neurons
The Forgotten Founder
FF
Beyond the Silicon Gate
Tobermory
The Hopfield Net
The Cat and the Camera
Carverland
Michelle
Misha
Synaptics
The Analog Perplex
Seizing the Sword
The Cat
Teleology at Oxford
White Rabbit
Foveon
Merrill's Magic
Lyon's Den of Many Colors
Photokina 2000 and Beyond
Foveon's Disruptive Challenge
Holy Kammoli!
Foveon RAW in Vegas
Epilogue: Camera's End
Glossary
Acknowledgments
Index