In celebration of Robert Norton Noyce’s 84th birthday, Google is commemorate the great man by featuring a Google Doodle on its search front page.
The doodle features an integrated circuit with “Google” written over it.
For his invention of the integrated circuits, he was honored by three presidents of the United States. Some of his awards includes:
- President Ronald Reagan awarded him the National Medal of Technology in 1987
- George H.W. Bush inducted him into the Business Hall of Fame
- President George H. W. Bush presented the award, sponsored by the National Academy of Engineering, in a black-tie ceremony held at the State Department
- He received a “Lifetime Achievement Medal” during the bicentennial celebration of the Patent Act
- He received the Franklin Institute’s Stuart Ballantine Medal in 1966
- He was awarded the IEEE Medal of Honor in 1978 “for his contributions to the silicon integrated circuit, a cornerstone of modern electronics.”
- The National Academy of Engineering awarded him its 1989 Charles Stark Draper Prize