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The Edge of What's Barely Possible

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/9780195163438.003.0010
 The Edge of What's Barely Possible

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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

Chapter.  11030 words. 

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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