M. E. "TED" HOFF

Created the first programmable integrated circuit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bio:

M.E. "Ted" Hoff was an engineer at Intel in 1971 when he developed the first ever programmable integrated circuit, or CPU (for central processing unit). The Intel 4004 was the direct ancestor of the PowerPC and Pentium III chips powering today's personal computers.

Links:

http://www.xnumber.com/xnumber/tedhoff.htm

http://www.stanford.edu/group/mmdd/SiliconValley/SiliconGenesis/TedHoff/Hoff.html