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Monday, December 12, 2011

Google celebrates Robert Noyce's 84th Birthday

Today December 12th, Google celebrates Robert Noyce's 84th birthday by displaying Google's logo as a Microchip.

But who's Robert Noyce?

Well, if you click the google microchip logo, it will initiate a search query using the keyword Robert Noyce.

According to Wikipedia, the online wiki encyclopedia, Robert Norton Noyce (December 12, 1927 - June 3, 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 (IC) or microchip which fueled the personal computer revolution and gave Silicon Valley its name. Noyce was also a mentor and father-figure to an entire generation of entrepreneurs.


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