Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2003


Dundar Kocaoglu

Course Title

Engineering and Technology Management

Course Number

EMGT 520/620


With the invention of the computer in 1946 and the integrated circuit in 1959, a new industry formed. In July 1968 three pioneers, who were among the eight founders of Fairchild Semiconductors, decided to found Intel Corporation to research, develop and manufacture microprocessors. Intel was founded in what is now called Silicon Valley, which became the world's leading technology center, the birthplace of the personal computer, and the focal point for the coming technologies enabling the digital era. The three Intel pioneers were Bob Noyce, Andy Grove and Gordon Moore all from Fairchild Semiconductors. Bob Noyce was the inventor of the integrated circuit and a popular manager at Fairchild. Andy Grove was an expert in process development and Gordon Moore was in charge of research and development.


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