Google Doodle Honors Intel Co-Founder Robert Noyce
Google on Monday paid tributes to microchip co-creator and Silicon Valley icon Robert Noyce, often described as the “Mayor of Silicon Valley”, by a doodle on his 84th birthday.
“Take a look at our micro doodle in honor of the ‘mayor of Silicon Valley,’ Robert Noyce,” Google tweeted this morning.
Born on December 12, 1927, in Burlington, Iowa, Noyce grew up in Grinnell and attended local schools, he exhibited a talent for mathematics and science while in high school and took the Grinnell College freshman physics course in his senior year. He graduated from Grinnell High School in 1945 and compled BA in physics and mathematics from Grinnell College in 1949. In 1953 he received PhD in physical electronics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Robert Noyce was a co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel Corporation.
The electronics engineer, who also ran the firm Fairchild Semiconductor, invented the integrated chip, which paved the way for the microprocessors used in modern computers. Mr Noyce died in 1990 of heart failure at the age of 62.