Robert Noyce

1927 - 1990

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Robert Norton Noyce (December 12, 1927 – June 3, 1990), nicknamed "the Mayor of Silicon Valley", was an American physicist and entrepreneur who co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel Corporation in 1968. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Noyce has received more than 919,035 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Robert Noyce is the 93rd most popular inventor (up from 106th in 2019), the 1,017th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,135th in 2019) and the 24th most popular American Inventor.

Robert Noyce was a co-founder of Intel Corporation, an American semiconductor company. He was also the co-inventor of the integrated circuit or microchip.

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Among inventors, Robert Noyce ranks 93 out of 355Before him are Charles K. Kao, Mary the Jewess, William Webb Ellis, Leo Fender, Jacque Fresco, and Léon Theremin. After him are James Hargreaves, Abraham-Louis Breguet, Cornelis Drebbel, Sakichi Toyoda, Vladimir K. Zworykin, and Henri Coandă.

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Among people born in 1927, Robert Noyce ranks 48Before him are Robert Hossein, Stan Getz, Harry Markowitz, John McCarthy, Jacques Mayol, and George Andrew Olah. After him are Manfred Eigen, Lois Maxwell, Harry Mulisch, Raúl Alfonsín, George C. Scott, and Hans-Dietrich Genscher. Among people deceased in 1990, Robert Noyce ranks 30Before him are Bruno Bettelheim, Patrick White, Barbara Stanwyck, Sandro Pertini, Robert Hofstadter, and Jacques Demy. After him are Rex Harrison, Sergio Corbucci, Oldřich Nejedlý, Luigi Nono, Bruno Kreisky, and Taiichi Ohno.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Noyce ranks 1,017 out of 15,968Before him are Jonathan Banks (1947), Thelonious Monk (1917), Timothy Leary (1920), Jake LaMotta (1922), Bill Haley (1925), and Jerry West (1938). After him are Meg Ryan (1961), William Kemmler (1860), Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. (1915), Ben E. King (1938), G. Stanley Hall (1846), and Steve Buscemi (1957).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Robert Noyce ranks 24Before him are George Eastman (1854), John Browning (1855), Ray Tomlinson (1941), Percy Spencer (1894), Leo Fender (1909), and Jacque Fresco (1916). After him are Hiram Maxim (1840), Elisha Otis (1811), Robert Moog (1934), Bob Kahn (1938), Sequoyah (1770), and Elisha Gray (1835).