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Startup

Leslie Berlin

in The Man behind the Microchip

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195163438
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788569 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195163438.003.0008
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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

Chapter.  11155 words. 

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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