The 1997 Kyoto Prize Workshops
/ Semiconductor Engineer and Entrepreneur
11 /12 Wed
10:00 - 17:30
Address：Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001 Japan
Semiconductor Engineer and Entrepreneur
Together, four engineers (Dr. Faggin, Dr. Hoff, Mr. Mazor and Dr. Shima) developed the world’s first microprocessor, the 4004. The four pioneers demonstrated that by integrating a few semiconductor chips, a microcomputer could be created which could perform a wide variety of functions. This paved the way for the development of all microprocessor-controlled industrial equipment and consumer electronics, contributing immeasurably to the creation of new industries, and to the progress of modern society.