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Robert N. Noyce

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Dates

December 12, 1927 – June 3, 1990

Authorized Form of Name

Noyce, Robert N. (Robert Norton), 1927-1990

Additional Forms of Names

Noyce, Robert Norton, 1927-

Biography

Abstract

Robert Noyce was President of Intel Coropration (1968-1975). Other institutional affiliations included Fairchild Semiconductor Coropration and Shockley Transistor Corporation. His research interests included electronics, semiconductors, transistors, and integrated circuits.

Important Dates

December 12, 1927Birth, Burlington (Iowa).

1949Obtained BA, Grinnell College, Grinnell (Iowa).

1953Obtained PhD in Physical Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1953 – 1956Staff Member, Research Division, Philco Corporation.

1956 – 1957Senior Staff Member, Shockley Transistor Corporation.

1957 – 1965Director, Research and Development (1957-1959) and Vice President and General Manager (1959-1965), Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, San Jose (Calif.).

1965 – 1968Group Vice President, Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation.

1968 – 1975President, Intel Corporation, Santa Clara (Calif.).

1975 – 1990Chair, Board of Directors, Intel Corporation.

1979Awarded National Medal of Science.

1980Member, National Academy of Sciences.

June 3, 1990Death, Austin (Tex.).

Occupation

Solid state physicist.

Places

Birth

Burlington (Iowa)

Undergraduate Education

Grinnell (Iowa)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

San Jose (Calif.)

Santa Clara (Calif.)

Death

Austin (Tex.)

Subjects

Electronics.

Integrated circuits.

Physics -- Industrial applications.

Semiconductors.

Solid state physics.

Transistors.

Relationships

People

Additional

Clarke, Edward N.

Diffenderfer, David W.

Grove, Andrew S.

Saxena, Arjun N.

Institutions

Major Positions

Fairchild (Firm)

Director, Research and Development and Vice President and General Manager.

Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corporation

Group Vice President.

Intel Corporation

President and Chair, Board of Directors.

Philco Corporation

Staff Member, Research Division.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Grinnell College

Obtained BA (1949).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Physical Electronics (1953).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Michael Riordan's research materials for "Crystal Fire," 1900-2009.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

David W. Diffenderfer recollections of Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory, 2002.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Important facts and clarifications of the invention and evolution of integrated circuits, [manuscript] 2005.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Andrew S. Grove, 2004 July 14 and September 1.

The Beckman Center for History of Chemistry

Chemical Heritage Foundation

315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2702, USA

Oral history interview with Edward N. Clarke, 2010 September 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Robert N. Noyce Physics Today obituary.

The chip : how two Americans invented the microchip and launched a revolution / T.R. Reid.