Google Doodle honours Robert Noyce, “Mayor of Silicon Valley”

This week’s Google doodle* pays tribute to Intel co-founder Robert Noyce, described as the “Mayor of Silicon Valley”, in what would have been his 84th birthday (he died in 1990 age of 62).

Noyce founded Intel with Gordon Moore in 1968, after having co-invented the first integrated circuit (along with Jack Kilby at Texas Instruments) whilst at Fairchild Semiconductor in 1959. At Intel, he oversaw Ted Hoff‘s invention of the microprocessor and is credited with giving the high-tech Californian region its name.

* FYI, earlier this year, Google obtained a patent for their Google doodles!

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