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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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The Edge of What's Barely Possible

The Edge of What's Barely Possible

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(p.207) 9 The Edge of What's Barely Possible
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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/9780195163438.003.0010

This chapter recounts the events that affected Noyce's life and Intel during the 1970s. Topics covered include the meteoric rise of Intel, Noyce's wealth, Noyce extra-marital affair and the breakup of his marriage, and the decline of the semiconductor industry and the resulting mass layoffs.

Keywords:   Intel, semiconductor industry, Robert Noyce, mass layoffs

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