We were pleasantly surprised that today’s Google Doodle featured a retro looking IC. This is in regards to the 84th birth anniversary of Robert Noyce “the Mayor of Silicon Valley. He is the co-inventor of the first integrated circuit which was one of defining moments in the electronics industry.
Robert Norton Noyce (December 12, 1927 – June 3, 1990), nicknamed “the Mayor of Silicon Valley“, co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel in 1968. He is also credited (along with Jack Kilby) with the invention of the integrated circuit or microchip which fueled the personal computer revolution and gave Silicon Valley its name.[nb 1] Noyce was also a mentor and father-figure to an entire generation of entrepreneurs.