When three scientists in New Jersey decided that glass vacuum tubes break easy, little did they expect that their alternate invention will flourish the far west. And in the valley, was only a university,  that took the responsibility to push the envelope with their innovation.

Exactly 60 years later, on a lazy summer evening in August 2008, at the David Packard Electrical Engineering Building in Stanford, California; an engineer shot a photo of a board filled with silicon, as it resonated with pride in the quiet corridors.