Robert Noyce

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Robert Noyce was the co-inventor of the integrated circuit (along with Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments), in the late 1950s. (Several people had described the basic concept before them, but they were the first to reduce the idea to working hardware.)

At the time he was employed at Fairchild Semiconductor (where he had been a co-founder); he later went on to co-found Intel.

Further reading

  • Leslie Berlin, The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley, Oxford University Press, 2005

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