This Day in History: January 23
January 23, 1959
Robert Noyce Conceives the Idea for a Practical Integrated Circuit
Robert Noyce, as a co-founder and research director of Fairchild Semiconductor, was responsible for the initial development of silicon mesa and planar transistors, which led to a commercially applicable integrated circuit. In 1968, Noyce went on to found Intel Corp. with Gordon Moore and Andy Grove.