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    DescriptionThanks to the digital technology revolution, cameras are everywhere - PDAs, mobile phones, anywhere you can put an imaging chip and a lens. Battling to usurp the 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 an insider's knowledge of Silicon Valley and the unpredictable mix of genius, drive and luck that can turn a start-up company into a world leader. "The Silicon Eye" focuses on some of the brightest - and most colourful - people on earth and their race to transform an industry.


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    Title
    The Silicon Eye
    Subtitle
    Microchip Swashbucklers and the Future of High-Tech Innovation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George F. Gilder
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393328417
    ISBN 10: 0393328414
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: IND
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.6
    BIC subject category V2: KNDH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17800
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    Libri: I-BE
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070030
    DC22: 338.7
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 338.76213670979473, 338.7/6213670979473
    LC classification: HC107.C2 H5334 2006
    Thema V1.0: KNTX
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    17 May 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    * GEORGE GILDER, the best-selling author of numerous books - including Telecosm, Microcosm and The Spirit of Enterprise - also publishes the influential Gilder Technology Report. * Author Web site promotions: www.gildertech.com
    Review quote
    "Proof that the spell of the Valley, after decades of booms and busts, is alive and well." Washington Post "Like Foveon's founders, Mr Gilder wants to understand vision, albeit of a different kind: the vision of innovators... The unpredictable disorder of markets is, in Microsoft parlance, not a bug but a feature. That's a lesson that Mr Gilder's book drives home." The Wall Street Journal"