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Signetics Corporation

Early semiconductor company


Founded in 1961 by a group of engineers from Fairchild Semiconductor (David Allison, David James, Lionel Kattner, and Mark Weissenstern). They were one of the first companies to make integrated circuits. Perhaps most famous for their 555 timer circuit. The name was derived from SIGnal NETwork ElectronICS.

  • HQ: Sunnyvale, CA, USA
  • Type: Company