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INTEL There are a lot of important people and technologies that influenced the development of the PC but I selected the Intel Corporation with its contribution of the microprocessor It was in 1958 that Bob Noyce Gordon Moore and six other ex employees of Fairchild Semiconductor came up with the idea of the microprossor and to start up their own company One year later Noyce patented a planar process for coating a layer of oxide over silicon which then led to the invention of the integrated circuit it was a type of a microprocessor that made the computers a little faster-cnn money Nine years later in 1968 Noyce and Moore approached the venture capitalist people who lend money to start up new companies Arthur Rock who within two days arranged 25m to start a new company they were to call Intel Bob Noyce typed himself a one page idea of what he wanted to do with his new company and that was enough to convince San Francisco venture capitalist Art Rock to back Noyces and Moores new idea Rock raised like I said before 25 million dollars in less than 2 days The name Moore Noyce was already trademarked by a hotel chain so the two founders decided upon the name Intel for their new company a shortened version of Integrated Electronics Intels first money making product was the 3101 Schottky bipolar 64-bit static random access memory SRAM chip In late 1969 a potential client from Japan called Busicom asked to have twelve custom chips designed That my friends was a big contract for the Intel Corp Without a doubt Intel is the market leader of the microprocessing world It has greater than an 80 share of the PC microprocessor market products From its debut in 1968 by Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore Intel has grown to employ more than 70000 employees worldwide with revenues greater than 30 billion a year and
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