Robert Noyce

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Robert Noyce
Robert Norton Noyce

(1927-12-12)December 12, 1927
DiedJune 3, 1990(1990-06-03) (aged 62)
Alma materGrinnell College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Known forCo-founding Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Bottomley
Ann Bowers
ChildrenWilliam B. Noyce
Pendred Noyce
Priscilla Noyce
Margaret Noyce
Parent(s)Ralph Brewster Noyce
Harriet May Norton
AwardsFaraday Medal (1979)
Harold Pender Award (1980)
John Fritz Medal (1989)

Robert Norton Noyce (December 12, 1927 – June 3, 1990) was an American physicist and businessman. He co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel Corporation in 1968. He was an important person in Silicon Valley.[nb 1][1]

Noyce died of a heart attack at age 62 on June 3, 1990 at a hospital in Austin, Texas.[2]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. While Kilby's invention was six months earlier, neither man rejected the title of co-inventor.

References[change | change source]

  1. Lécuyer, p. 129
  2. Hays, Constance L. (June 4, 1990). "An Inventor of the Microchip, Robert N. Noyce, Dies at 62". The New York Times. Retrieved April 10, 2010.