LONDON Ė The doodle for Dec. 12, 2011 on www.google.com celebrates 84 years since the birth the Robert Noyce, one of the inventors of the integrated circuit and a co-founder of both Fairchild Corp. and Intel Corp.
Running a cursor of the cartoon drawing of a 16-pin dual-in-line package brings up the legend Robert Noyce's 84th Birthday.
Unfortunately, Noyce is not around to witness himself commemorated in this manner. Born Dec. 12, 1927 in Burlington, Iowa, he died June 3, 1990 in Austin, Texas.
Monolithic IC invented by Robert Noyce while at Fairchild
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