TCW Podcast Episode 076 - A Fairchild Story
We cover the history of the Fairchild company and their console the Fairchild Channel F. It is a fascinating journey of how a company was thrust into a role where they could get in on the ground floor of the new video game industry. Although through bad experiences in other industries, an epic struggle to ger FCC approval, and observations on the turmoil of the video game industry, Fairchild was defeated. Fairchild's exit from the scene was not so much the initial hurdles they faced, but their lack of will to produce, and market in quantities that would let them gain the market share they needed.
How Integrated Circuits are made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35jWSQXku74
Fairchild on Integrated Circuits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z47Gv2cdFtA
Fairchild Channel F Hockey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a45lmvaA3KI
Fairchild Channel F Blackjack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf5RoJVGh3k
Fairchild Channel F Spitfire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95guwJJGx8I
How ROM Cartridges Worked: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLEMsw1SjDY&t
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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode - Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode
Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love
Copyright: Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/