The Man Behind the Microchip

The Man Behind the Microchip

Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley

Book - 2005
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"Robert Noyce was a brilliant inventor, a leading entrepreneur, and a daring risk taker who piloted his own jets and skied mountains accessible only by helicopter. Here is the life of a giant of the high-tech industry, the co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel who co-invented the integrated circuit, the electronic heart of every modern computer, automobile, cellular telephone, advanced weapon and video game. With access to never-before-seen-documents, Berlin paints a portrait of Noyce: he was an ambitious and intensely competitive multimillionaire who exuded a "just folks" sort of charm, a Midwestern preacher's son who rejected organized religion but would counsel his employees to "go off and do something wonderful," a man who never looked back and sometimes paid a price for it." "Berlin draws upon interviews with dozens of key players in modern American business - including Andy Grove, Steve Jobs, Gordon Moore, and Warren Buffett; their recollections of Noyce give readers a privileged, first-hand look inside the dynamic world of high-tech entrepreneurship."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
ISBN: 9780195163438
0195163435
Branch Call Number: 621.381 NOY
Characteristics: xi, 402 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., ports. ;,25 cm.

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