Robert Norton Noyce (December 12, 1927 – June 3, 1990), nicknamed "the Mayor of Silicon Valley", was an American physicist and entrepreneur who co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel Corporation in 1968.
Robert Noyce, in full Robert Norton Noyce, (born December 12, 1927, Burlington, Iowa, U.S.—died June 3, 1990, Austin, Texas), American engineer and coinventor of the integrated circuit, a system of interconnected transistors on a single silicon microchip.
Technologist, Entrepreneur, and Industry Leader. As a technologist, Bob Noyce was the co-inventor of the integrated circuit and held numerous patents. As an entrepreneur, he was a co-founder of both Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel Corporation. Dozens of technology companies stemmed from Shockley Semiconductor, Fairchild Semiconductor, and Intel Corporation, companies where Noyce left his unique and indelible mark.
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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. He also co-founded two of the most influential computer companies in history, working to found Fairchild Semiconductor and the Intel Corporation.
Robert Norton Noyce (12 December 1927 – 3 June, 1990), nicknamed “the Mayor of Silicon Valley,” co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel in 1968. He is also credited (along with Jack Kilby) with the invention of the integrated circuit or microchip.
Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore founded Intel to create a company that would reflect their belief in continuous innovation. The company’s strong commitment to research and development became key to its meteoric rise. Throughout decades of growth and adaptation, Intel has maintained the emphasis on innovation that drove its founding.
Robert N. Noyce, an inventor of a computer chip that revolutionized the electronics industry and gave rise to the high-technology era, died yesterday at Seton Medical Center in Austin, Tex., after ...
Robert Noyce, with 16 patents to his name, founded Intel, the company responsible for the invention of the microprocessor in 1968.
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program provides funding to institutions of higher education to provide scholarships, stipends, and programmatic support to recruit and prepare STEM majors and professionals to become K-12 teachers. The program seeks to increase the number of K-12 teachers with strong STEM content knowledge who teach in high-need school districts.