Google celebrates the 84th birthday of Robert Noyce.
Top 5 facts about Robert Noyce:
1. He was born on December 12, 1927.
2. He was known as "the Mayor of Silicon Valley.
3. Noyce co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel in 1968.
4. He is also credited (along with Jack Kilby) with the invention of the integrated circuit or microchip which fueled the personal computer revolution and gave Silicon Valley its name.
5. Robert Noyce died on June 3, 1990.