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The Man behind the MicrochipRobert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley$
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Leslie Berlin

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195163438

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163438.001.0001

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The Edge of What's Barely Possible

The Edge of What's Barely Possible

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The Man behind the Microchip

Leslie Berlin

Oxford University Press

This chapter recounts the events that affected Noyce's life and Intel during the 1970s. Topics covered include the meteoric rise of Intel, Noyce's wealth, Noyce extra-marital affair and the breakup of his marriage, and the decline of the semiconductor industry and the resulting mass layoffs.

Keywords:   Intel, semiconductor industry, Robert Noyce, mass layoffs

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