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Robert Noyce Conceives the Idea for a Practical Integrated Circuit
Noyce's practical integrated circuit allowed printing of conducting channels directly on the silicon surface

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.