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Robert N. Noyce

Fairchild Semiconductor

1957 - 1968

Computers & Electronics

1950 b. 1927
UndergraduateGrinnell College
GraduatePhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Born-Died1927 - 1990
BirthplaceIowa (IA)
FatherNon-Profit / Other
Era - 1950

With his long time business partner Gordon Moore, Noyce was a charismatic leader of Fairchild Semiconductor, and later the first CEO of Intel. At Fairchild, Noyce guided the company through many growing pains and technological changes, helping it to become a $150 million company. At Intel, Noyce helped lead the microprocessor revolution, while simultaneously becoming a figurehead for the entire Silicon Valley technology industry.