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The man behind the microchip : Robert Noyce and the invention of Silicon Valley

Author: Leslie Berlin
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hailed as the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford of Silicon Valley, Robert Noyce was a brilliant inventor, a leading entrepreneur, and a daring risk taker who piloted his own jets and skied mountains accessible only by helicopter. Now, in The Man Behind the Microchip, Leslie Berlin captures not only this colorful individual but also the vibrant interplay of technology, business, money, politics, and culture that defines  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Robert N Noyce; Robert N Noyce; Robert N Noyce; Robert N Noyce; Robert N Noyce
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Berlin
ISBN: 0195163435 9780195163438
OCLC Number: 57201649
Awards: Winner of Winner of the American Association for History and Computing Book Award.
Description: xi, 402 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Adrenaline and Gasoline --
Rapid Robert --
Apprenticeship --
Breakaway --
Invention --
A Strange Little Upstart --
Startup --
Takeoff --
The Edge of What's Barely Possible --
Renewal --
Political Entrepreneurship --
Public Startup --
Author's Interviews and Correspondence --
Robert Noyce's Patents.
Responsibility: Leslie Berlin.

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"An important, hype-free account. And the bonus: Noyce was no geeky physicist, and his risk-taking zeal to create new things, coupled with a powerful commitment to ethics, powers a story that should Read more...

 
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