Chip Shot: Google Doodle Celebrates Robert Noyce, the “Mayor of Silicon Valley”


The microprocessor is often referred to as the “brains” inside your computer, and today we celebrate one of the brains behind the “brains” of your computer – Robert Noyce, co-founder of Intel, was nicknamed the “Mayor of Silicon Valley” and would have been 84 years old today. We are reminded of Noyce’s intelligence and leadership as innovation in microprocessor and related technologies continues to fuel the next era of the computing experiences integrated into our daily lives. Google gives honor to Noyce with today’s Google Doodle of the Intel 4004 microprocessor, which recently celebrated its own milestone 40th anniversary. To read what one Intel employee has learned from integrated circuit pioneer Robert Noyce, please visit Intel’s Inside Scoop.