Federico Faggin

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Federico Faggin (Italian pronunciation: [fedeˈriːko fadˈdʒin], Venetian: [faˈdʒiŋ]; born 1 December 1941) is an Italian-American physicist, engineer, inventor and entrepreneur. He is best known for designing the first commercial microprocessor, the Intel 4004. He led the 4004 (MCS-4) project and the design group during the first five years of Intel's microprocessor effort. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Federico Faggin has received more than 499,536 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Federico Faggin is the 423rd most popular physicist (down from 415th in 2019), the 2,235th most popular biography from Italy (up from 2,246th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Italian Physicist.

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Among physicists, Federico Faggin ranks 423 out of 851Before him are Yulii Khariton, Arpad Elo, Leonard Susskind, Jacob Bekenstein, Louis Paul Cailletet, and Johanna Budwig. After him are Saul Perlmutter, Ludvig Lorenz, Johann Andreas Segner, Karl Guthe Jansky, Robert J. Van de Graaff, and Philip Morrison.

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Among people born in 1941, Federico Faggin ranks 173Before him are Na Moon-hee, Tom Fogerty, Yuri Norstein, Josep Maria Fusté, Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, and Mariangela Melato. After him are Jaan Kaplinski, İdil Biret, Leon Russom, Amir Pnueli, Yoshiyuki Tomino, and Ghena Dimitrova.

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Among people born in Italy, Federico Faggin ranks 2,235 out of 5,161Before him are Infante Philip, Duke of Calabria (1747), Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880), Federico Borromeo (1564), Matteo I Visconti (1250), Prospero Colonna (1452), and Archduke Leopold Ludwig of Austria (1823). After him are Pietro Gradenigo (1251), Andrea Contarini (1300), Paolo Bonacelli (1937), Luigi Guido Grandi (1671), Fernando d'Ávalos (1489), and Julian Cesarini (1398).


Among physicists born in Italy, Federico Faggin ranks 16Before him are Giovanni Battista Venturi (1746), Giorgio Parisi (1948), Bruno Pontecorvo (1913), Galileo Ferraris (1847), Carlo Matteucci (1811), and Fabiola Gianotti (1960). After him are Bruno Rossi (1905), Giovanni Battista Amici (1786), Gabriele Veneziano (1942), Giovanni Aldini (1762), Carlo Rovelli (1956), and Richard Mollier (1863).