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Thanks to the digital technology revolution, cameras are everywhere--PDAs, 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 CPU--the chip that runs every computer. George Gilder has covered the wizards of high tech for twenty-five years and has an insider's knowledge of Silicon Valley and the unpredictable mix of genius, drive, and luck that can turn a startup into a Fortune 500 company. is a rollicking narrative of some of the smartest--and most colorful--people on earth and their race to transform an entire industry.

Synopsis:

Technology insider George Gilder delivers a "compelling" () look under the hood at a genius-fueled startup.

About the Author

George Gilder, the best-selling author of numerous books--including Telecosm, Microcosm, and The Spirit of Enterprise--also publishes the influential Gilder Technology Report. He lives in Tyringham, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393328417
Author:
Gilder, George F.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Gilder, George F.
Author:
Gilder, George
Subject:
Industries - Computer Industry
Subject:
Business Writing
Edition Description:
W.W. Norton Paperback
Series:
Enterprise
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 illustrations
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.4 x 0.8 in 0.59 lb

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