Robert Noyce Complete Biography, History and Inventions

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Robert Noyce was an American inventor, engineer, and businessman. He made a massive impact on the field of computing in a variety of ways, including his invention of the Monolithic Integrated Circuit.

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He also co-founded two of the most influential computer companies in history, working to found Fairchild Semiconductor and the Intel Corporation.

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Noyce was born as the third of four boys to Reverend Brewster Noyce and Harriet May Norton. Both of Noyce’s parents were described as extremely intelligent: His father was an ordained minister who was even nominated for a Rhodes scholarship.

Early Life

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Upon graduation in 1953, Noyce took a job with the Philco Corporation, where he worked as a research engineer.

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Philco Corporation & Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory

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Noyce invented the world’s first microchip. He also contributed to a variety of other inventions and processes, including the Planar Process that would allow for the mass production of the microchip.

Fairchild Semiconductor

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Noyce and his colleague, Gordon Moore, are the co-founders of the Intel Corporation. Intel – short for “integrated electronics” – was founded in order to make the production of semiconductor chips more affordable.

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Intel Corporation

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