Leslie Berlin has been studying the history of innovation in Silicon Valley for nearly two decades. She is Project Historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University and author of The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley, a biography of Robert Noyce, co-inventor of the microchip and co-founder of Intel and Fairchild Semiconductor.

Leslie contributed the monthly “Prototype” column on innovation to the Sunday Business section of the New York Times. She has served on the advisory committee to the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. She received her Ph.D. in History from Stanford and holds a B.A. in American Studies from Yale.

Her current project is a book about Silicon Valley in the 1970s.