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Federico Faggin

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Federico Faggin (Italian pronunciation: [fedeˈriːko fadˈdʒin], Venetian: [faˈdʒiŋ]; born 1 December 1941) is an Italian 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 416,663 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Federico Faggin is the 415th most popular physicist (up from 445th in 2019), the 2,251st most popular biography from Italy (up from 2,342nd in 2019) and the 17th most popular Italian Physicist.

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Among physicists, Federico Faggin ranks 415 out of 717Before him are Louis Harold Gray, Samuel Goudsmit, Auguste Bravais, Douglas Hofstadter, Erich Hückel, and Homi J. Bhabha. After him are Yoshio Nishina, Meghnad Saha, Vladimir Fock, John C. Mather, Heinrich Barkhausen, and Martin Knudsen.

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Among people born in 1941, Federico Faggin ranks 191Before him are Dana Ivey, Esther Ofarim, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Nils Arne Eggen, Bohdan Stupka, and İdil Biret. After him are Steve Cropper, Jesse Jackson, Reine Wisell, Leslie Lamport, Richard Holbrooke, and Fritz Wepper.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Federico Faggin ranks 2,251 out of 4,668Before him are Maria Anna of Savoy, Duchess of Chablais (1757), Domenico I Contarini (950), Filippo Pacini (1812), Nino Ferrer (1934), Edoardo Mangiarotti (1919), and Riccardo Morandi (1902). After him are Gaetano Pugnani (1731), Lucia Anguissola (1536), Aleksandër Moisiu (1879), Archduke Karl of Austria-Este (1785), Roberto Bettega (1950), and Elio Petri (1929).


Among physicists born in Italy, Federico Faggin ranks 17Before him are Carlo Rubbia (1934), Bruno Pontecorvo (1913), Galileo Ferraris (1847), Giovanni Aldini (1762), Gabriele Veneziano (1942), and Carlo Matteucci (1811). After him are Giovanni Battista Amici (1786), Bruno Rossi (1905), Richard Mollier (1863), Giovanni Poleni (1683), Edoardo Amaldi (1908), and Giovanni Battista Beccaria (1716).