Co-inventor with Federico Faggin and Ted Hoff of the first microprocessor: the Intel 4004.
He worked as a programmer at Fairchild Semiconductor. He wrote the software for the revolutionary computer on a chip.
He wrote a book on chip design language in 1993 while he was working at Synopsys.
He met his future wife Maurine Mazor when they were both students at San Francisco State University.
He and Robert Adler, inventor of the remote control, were both inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.