Sunday, December 11, 2011

Google Doodle Celebrates 84th Birthday of Intel's Co-Founder Robert Noyce

Today Google shows below Doodle in its Homepage to celebrate 84th Birthday of Robert Noyce who founded Intel. The Doodle is showing the drawing of a Integrated Chip.

Robert Noyce has the nickname "Mayor of Silicon Valley."

A noted visionary and natural leader, Robert Noyce helped to create a new industry when he developed the technology that would eventually become the microchip.

Robert Norton Noyce was born on December 12, 1927, in Burlington, Iowa, Unites States.

Robert Noyce ran two of the companies that had the greatest impact on the silicon industry: Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel. He also invented the integrated chip (IC), one of the stepping stones along the way to the microprocessors in today's computers. Microchip (IC) is a critical element for modern electronic devices including personal computers, smartphones, video games, microwaves, and cars.

He co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957. Fairchild was the first successful silicon company. Noyce and Gordon E. Moore founded Intel in 1968. Noyce was granted 15 patents for his inventions in Semiconductor devices field.

At both companies Fairchild and Intel, Noyce introduced a very casual working atmosphere, the kind of atmosphere that has become a cultural stereotype of how California companies work.

Noyce died of heart failure in 1990, at the age of 62.

In his last interview, Noyce was asked what he would do if he were "emperor" of the United States. He said that he would, among other things, "make sure we are preparing our next generation to flourish in a high-tech age. And that means education of the lowest and the poorest, as well as at the graduate school level."
Source - WikiPedia

The Noyce Foundation was founded in 1991 by his family. The foundation is dedicated to improving public education in mathematics and science in grades K-12.

Leslie who is the Author of "Robert Noyce - The Man Behind the Microchip" says Robert Noyce is the Thomas alva Edison and Henry Ford of the Silicon Valley. And, She says Bob Noyce was a risk taking person, he used to show the words "No Guts No Glory."

In the below picture we can see Bob Noyce with Steve Jobs.

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