Federico Faggin

Physicist, Organization leader

1941 –

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Who is Federico Faggin?

Federico Faggin is an Italian-born and educated physicist, naturalized US citizen, widely known for designing the first commercial microprocessor. He led the 4004 project and the design group during the first five years of Intel's microprocessor effort. He was founder and CEO of Zilog, the first company solely dedicated to microprocessors.

In 2010 he received the 2009 National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honor the United States confers for achievements related to technological progress.

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Born
Dec 1, 1941
Vicenza
Nationality
  • Italy
Profession
Education
  • Laurea, University of Padua
    Physics
Employment
  • Chief Executive Officer, Foveon
  • Synaptics
  • Zilog
Lived in
  • Vicenza

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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