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The Man behind the MicrochipRobert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley$
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Leslie Berlin

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195163438

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163438.001.0001

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(p.155) 7 Startup
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The Man behind the Microchip
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Leslie Berlin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163438.003.0008

This chapter recounts Noyce's departure from Fairchild Semiconductor and his decision to launch a new company with Gordon Moore, which they named Intel. Noyce and Moore wanted potential investors to know that the company intended to fund both a stock option plan and a stock purchase plan for employees. The founders believed that stock ownership was the best guarantee of both loyalty and innovation.

Keywords:   Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, Fairchild Semiconductor, NM Electronics, semiconductor industry, Ted Hoff, Intel, stock options

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