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  • Tech CU History

    Our history and our heritage of innovation.

    It all started here

    It began with a group of forward-thinking employees at Fairchild Camera and Instrument Semiconductor Division (a pioneer in technology innovation) who knew their money could be handled in a better way. Over sixty years ago, they formed Tech CU — a credit union solely dedicated to the financial success of its members — and owned by the people it served.

    What started with a few thousand dollars and a couple of accounts has evolved into a leader in the Bay Area and one of the 100 largest credit unions in the US. And, no matter how large we have grown, our roots are firmly planted in Silicon Valley. Having had a “front-row seat” to some of the world’s greatest technological advances, we continue to support the entrepreneurial spirit, diverse cultures and unique needs of the high tech industry — reflecting the original founders’ vision.

    See a timeline of how we’ve grown and the innovation and movers and shakers that are a part of our history!

    Today, Tech CU provides a full array of financial products and services to over 155,000 members including employees from the tech ecosystem— such as Cadence, Applied Materials, Cisco, Marvell, PayPal, Oracle, Broadcom, Nvidia, and Facebook, to name a few.

    With more than $4 billion in assets under management and ten full-service branches in the Bay Area, we have grown and thrived for more than 60 years — establishing ourselves as a financial services leader that consistently achieves high marks for our customer satisfaction.

    Learn more about Tech CU and our TechCU@Work Employers.

    Our logo

    Have you ever wondered about our logo — what it is and how it was chosen? Some popular guesses are that it’s a gear or a pinwheel. But actually, it’s neither. It’s even received a couple of facelifts during our 60+ years in Silicon Valley. So, what is it? Our logo represents the most important part of a camera — the aperture.

    An aperture is the opening that controls the amount of light that passes through a lens. It’s what brings about the clarity and sharpness of a photograph — enabling a photographer to achieve the best possible results.

    Our founders, employees from Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corp (today’s Fairchild Semiconductor) chose this to symbolize their hopes and vision for a new credit union. Perhaps their idea was to see things in a whole new way.

    We know that with the help of a great partner — you can build a strong financial future. Just as the aperture adjusts to changing light to achieve the best possible results, if you’re open to possibilities and guidance, we’ll help you pursue your vision of financial success.

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