Physicist who was the designer of the first microchip, the Intel 4004. He founded the first microprocessor company, Zilog.
He immigrated to the U.S. to work for Fairchild Semiconductor.
His initials were emblazoned across every Intel 4004 microprocessor.
His father bought him a Meccano set after seeing his inclination toward engineering.
He was a winner of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2009. Steven Jobs was an inaugural winner of the same award.