The Fathers of Computing - Father of the Microprocessor

By Debra Donston  |  Posted 2012-05-28 Print this article Print
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Father of the Microprocessor: Ted Hoff

Employee No. 12 at Intel, Hoff was charged in the late 60s with working on the design for a small calculator that called for 12 different semiconductor-based chips. Hoff came up with the idea of instead developing a chip set with a general-purpose logic device at its core-the beginnings of the microprocessor.

eWEEK honors the founding fathers of the computing industry.

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