|Born||December 12, 1927|
|Died||June 3, 1990 (aged 62)|
|Occupation||Co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel|
Robert Noyce (December 12, 1927 – June 3, 1990), nicknamed "the Mayor of Silicon Valley", co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel in 1968. Events 627 - Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II 's Persian Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Burlington is a city in Des Moines County, Iowa, United States. Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Present day Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc is a spin-off company resulting from reconstitution of assets in National Semiconductor Events 627 - Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II 's Persian Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, proclaims himself Roman Emperor, entering Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Present day Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc is a spin-off company resulting from reconstitution of assets in National Semiconductor Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He is also credited (along with Jack Kilby) with the invention of the integrated circuit or microchip. Jack St Clair Kilby ( November 8, 1923 - June 20, 2005) was a Nobel Prize laureate in Physics in 2000 for his invention An invention is a new form composition of matter device or Process. Microchipsjpg|right|thumb|200px|Microchips ( EPROM memory with a transparent window showing the integrated circuit inside While Kilby's invention was 6 months earlier, he did not share his finding publicly, and neither man rejected the title of co-inventor.
Noyce was born in Burlington, Iowa to Ralf and Harriet Noyce. Burlington is a city in Des Moines County, Iowa, United States. He graduated with a BA in physics from Grinnell College in 1949 and a Ph. Physics (Greek Physis - φύσις in everyday terms is the Science of Matter and its motion. Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college in Year 1949 ( MCMXLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. D. in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1953. Year 1953 ( MCMLIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
While a student at Grinnell College, Noyce stole a pig from a nearby farmer for a college luau and then slaughtered it in Clark Hall. Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college in Pigs, also called hogs or' swine', are Ungulates which have been domesticated as sources of food leather and similar products since ancient times For the towns in Angola, see Luau (Angola. A luau (in Hawaiian, lū‘au) is a Hawaiian feast Confessing to the prank and offering to pay for the pig nearly earned him expulsion, if not for the intervention of Grant O. Gale, a physics professor at the time. Grant Oscar Gale ( December 29, 1903 &ndash April 14, 1998) was a professor of Physics at Grinnell College in Grinnell
He joined William Shockley at the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory division of Beckman Instruments, but left with the "Traitorous Eight" to create the influential Fairchild Semiconductor corporation. William Bradford Shockley ( February 13, 1910 &ndash August 12, 1989) was a British -born American Physicist Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory was the first company to work on silicon semiconductor devices in what came to be known as Silicon Valley. Beckman Coulter Inc, is a company that makes biomedical laboratory instruments The Traitorous Eight, as they would become known are eight men who left Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory to form Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957. Present day Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc is a spin-off company resulting from reconstitution of assets in National Semiconductor
Robert Noyce and Gordon E. Moore (a chemist and physicist) founded Intel in 1968 when they left Fairchild Semiconductor. Gordon Earle Moore (born 3 January 1929 in San Francisco, California) is the co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Intel Corporation and the author It is widely known that Noyce was disliked by one-time Intel CEO Andy Grove, who became the company's president in 1979. A chief executive officer ( CEO) or chief executive is typically the highest-ranking corporate officer ( executive) or administrator Andrew Stephen Grove (Gróf András István (born 2 September 1936) is a Hungarian - American Businessman and scientist Grove is notorious for his directness in finding fault. He thought Noyce's "nice guy" attitude irritating and felt it was ineffectual.
Intel's headquarters building, the Robert Noyce Building, in Santa Clara, California is named in his honor, as is the Robert N. Santa Clara California (ˌsæntəˈklærə founded in 1777 and incorporated in 1852 is a city in Santa Clara County, in the U Noyce '49 Science Center, which houses the science division of Grinnell College, as is the conference room of the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico . Grinnell College is a private liberal arts college in The Santa Fe Institute (SFI is a non-profit research institute located in Santa Fe New Mexico, United States, dedicated to the study of Complex systems
Noyce was awarded the IEEE Medal of Honor in 1978 "for his contributions to the silicon integrated circuit, a cornerstone of modern electronics. The IEEE Medal of Honor is the highest recognition of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) "
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. ”
Noyce died from heart failure in 1990, aged 62. Heart failure is a Cardiac condition that occurs when a problem with the structure or function of the Heart impairs its ability to supply Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar)
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 Berlin wrote a biography of Noyce in June 2005 entitled The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley. Leslie Berlin is the Project Historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University. A biography (from the Greek words bíos (βίος meaning "life" and gráphein (γράφειν meaning "to write" is an account
Robert Noyce was the subject of the piece "Two Young Men Who Went West" in Tom Wolfe's book Hooking Up, a collection of essays and short stories published in 2000. Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr (born March 2, 1931 in Richmond, Virginia) known as Tom Wolfe, is a Best-selling Hooking Up is a collection of essays and short stories by American author Tom Wolfe, a number of which were published in earlier form in popular magazines The short story is a literary genre of Fictional Prose Narrative that tends to be more concise and to the point than longer works of fiction such 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar.
Tom Wolfe's original piece on Robert Noyce was entitled "The Tinkerings of Robert Noyce" and was published in Esquire Magazine in the December 1983 issue, pages 346 to 374. See link below.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Noyce, Bob|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 12, 1927|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Burlington, Iowa|
|DATE OF DEATH||June 3, 1990|
|PLACE OF DEATH|