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The Man behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley

Leslie Berlin


This book presents the life and times of Robert Noyce, the driving force behind the high-tech revolution. Noyce was the co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel and co-invented the integrated circuit. This book paints a portrait of an ambitious and competitive man, a Midwestern preacher's son who rejected organized religion but would counsel his employees to “go off and do something wonderful”. The book's narrative sheds light on Noyce's friends and associates, including some of the best-known managers, venture capitalists, and creative minds in Silicon Valley. It draws upon interviews ... More

Keywords: Robert Noyce, Fairchild Semiconductor, Intel, integrated circuit, Silicon Valley, Andy Grove, Steve Jobs, Gordon Moore, Warren Buffett, entrepreneurship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195163438
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163438.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leslie Berlin, author