Robert Noyce

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Birthday
12, 1927
Birthplace
Burlington, IA
Death Date
Jun 3, 1990 (62)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
12, 1927
Birthplace
Burlington, IA
Death Date
Jun 3, 1990 (62)

About

Co-inventor with Jack Kilby of integrated circuits. He made possible microprocessors and the electronic revolution.

Before Fame

He was a researcher for the Philco Corporation before joining Shockley Semiconductor in Palo Alto, California, to work on transistors.

Trivia

He co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 to make a new, more efficient transistor and a decade later co-founded Intel.

Family Life

He was born in Burlington, Iowa, the second youngest of four sons born to the Rev. Ralph Brewster Noyce.

Associated With

He was idolized by the founder of Apple Steve Jobs for the invaluable advice and leadership he gave Jobs when Jobs was just starting out.