The 1997 Kyoto Prize Workshops
/ Semiconductor Engineer
11 /12 Wed
10:00 - 17:30
Address：Takaragaike, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0001 Japan
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.