Today’s Google Doodle pays homage to Robert Norton Noyce (December 12, 1927 â€“ June 3, 1990), the “Mayor of Silicon Valley”. He founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel in 1968. (Yeah, Intel is a pretty big deal!) 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. Needless to say, he played a key role in developing the personal computer. I see these Google Doodles all the time, but never write about them. However, this one meant a little bit more to me… seeing as how I live on a computer! Happy birthday Robert!
Below is a screenshot of today’s Google Doodle.