Santa Clara is one of the more technologically advanced cities in all of California. Home to the headquarters of Intel, and even features the Intel Museum, wherein the history of the company as well as the advancement of technology is preserved. Known for being the second largest semiconductor chip producer; this company has led to the advancement of computer and handheld devices all over the globe. A visit to this museum is a must for anyone with a smart phone in the Santa Clara area.
About the Intel Museum
The Intel Museum was opened in 1992, and since its establishment, it has tripled in size. This museum focuses on the history and general knowledge of the Intel company, as well as the advancement of the semiconductor chips. Given that this semiconductor chip is the icon of the Intel company, the Intel Museum also features exhibits which explain how this product operates, allowing all who frequent this museum to learn a little more about the devices we use in our day-to-day lives.
Some exhibits that the Intel Museum has on display are the Moore’s Law exhibits, the Robert Noyce exhibits, and the renowned Semiconductor fab Model. Each exhibit on display at this museum focuses on a specific concept which is fundamental to technological progression. For example, Moore’s Law illustrates a specific law in programming which sets boundaries for technological advancement. Robert Noyce, who was the co-founder of the company, made many significant contributions to the company that allowed it to progress as it did, and the semiconductor is the icon of the Intel company. However, these aren’t the only exhibits on display at the Intel Museum. There is much more to learn and discover at this museum.
Entry into the Intel Museum is absolutely free, and makes for an excellent place to visit for anyone vacationing in Santa Clara. This museum expands across 10,000 square feet with interactive exhibits, welcoming both children and adults in this facility. The Intel Museum also hosts group tours of the museum for all those interested in a guided approach to the facility. More information on how to reserve a group tour can be found here.
Located near the Montague Expressway, the Intel Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
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