Federico Faggin

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Birthday
1, 1941
Birthplace
Vicenza, Italy
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Birthday
1, 1941 (age 76)
Birthplace
Vicenza, Italy

About

Physicist who was the designer of the first microchip, the Intel 4004. He founded the first microprocessor company, Zilog.

Before Fame

He immigrated to the U.S. to work for Fairchild Semiconductor.

Trivia

His initials were emblazoned across every Intel 4004 microprocessor.

Family Life

His father bought him a Meccano set after seeing his inclination toward engineering.

Associated With

He was a winner of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2009. Steven Jobs was an inaugural winner of the same award.