The Fathers of Computing - Father of the Microprocessor
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.