Robert Norton Noyes, “Mayor of Silicon Valley“, an inventor, an entrepreneur, a mentor, and an engineer. Along with Jack Gilby, he invented groundbreaking technology that led to the invention of the integrated circuit, or microchip. As an entrepreneur, Robert Noyce co-founded Intel Corporation, a $116.55 billion company today, and Fairchild Semiconductor. Physical Electronics at MIT earned a PhD in the field. In 2012, his net worth was estimated to be around $3.7 billion. At the time of his death, Dr. Noyce was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Semtech.
In his last interview, Dr. Noyce was asked what he would do if he were the “Emperor” of America. He replied, “Among other things, make sure we prepare our next generation to thrive in the high-tech age. Also, it means education of the lowest and poor, as well as at the graduate school level.
Born: December 12, 1927
Deceased: June 3, 1990
His greatest achievements cannot be described in one article, so we tried to list some lesser-known, but interesting facts about Robert Noyce.
- He was creative from his childhood; When he was 12, he built a boy-sized airplane with the help of his brother Gaylord. He then built a radio from scratch and motorized his sled by welding a propeller and engine from an old washing machine. His scrapbook was filled with popular science projects to build various ship models, etc.
- Apart from having an amazing brain, Noyce is talented in many fields including diving and acting. His intelligence and ability to make quick decisions earned him the nickname ‘Rapid Robert’ by his friends. To many, he seemed to have The halo effect.
- As his family was not doing well financially, he sold newspapers, worked in a flower shop and post office. These jobs were his primary expenses.
- Once because of his bad behavior, he landed in the soup: he and one of his companions downed some drinks and set out to steal a pig for the Luau festival. After they were caught, the mayor sent a letter to his family explaining that stealing a farm animal is a felony, punishable by a minimum of one year in prison and a thousand dollar fine. However, because he was a good student, his physics teacher and the president of the college were able to compromise with the mayor, and he was able to escape suspension for only one semester.
- He graduated Grinnell College In 1949 he graduated with a double degree in mathematics and physics. He tried to join the Air Force but was forced to quit because of his color blindness.
- By 1953, he received a job offer from IBM, but he opted out Philco, The Philadelphia-based company is known for manufacturing radios and televisions. After more than two years making transistors for Philco, he joined in 1956 William ShockleyOne of the most innovative inventors Transistor technology. He wanted Noisy to work in his company Shockley semiconductors.
- As was often the case, the scientific visions and egos of Shockley and Noyce clashed over the poor quality of the former administration. Because of this seven young researchers left the institute along with Dr. Noyce, who chose Noyce as their leader. They were invited ‘Traitorous Eight’And together they found out Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957. The company became successful with several innovations to its name including Integrated circuits or integrated chips. It is a silicon chip on which multiple transistors are embedded simultaneously. By 1968 he was a millionaire.
- He left Fairchild in 1968 Gordon E. Moore Together they founded Intel Corporation. At Intel, he oversaw Dead Halfs The discovery of microprocessor. The invention of the microprocessor was the greatest advance in technology, marking his second revolution.
- Noyce is credited with setting the work culture of Silicon Valley. When he was the manager, he improved the general working environment. His management style was named ‘Roll up sleeve style’ This gave employees enough space to accomplish what they wanted.
- Robert Noyce holds 17 patents on semiconductor devices. Noyce has received several awards. he got’Stuart Ballantine Medal’ from the Franklin Institute in 1966 and National Medal of Science In 1979. He was awarded National Medal Technology In 1987 and Charles Stark Draper Award In 1990 his ‘integrated circuit’. Noyce welcomed Business Hall of Fame In 1989 George W. Bush.
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