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Federico Faggin

Occupation: Electronics ExecutiveFederico Faggin
Born:
Vicenza, Italy, December 1, 1941

Education:
Doctor of Physics, Università di Padova, Italy (1965)
Coursework, Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale Alessandro Rossi, Vicenza, Italy (1960)

Career:
Chairman Emeritus, Synaptics Inc. (2008-Present)
President, Chief Executive Officer, Foveon Inc. (2003-2008)
Chairman, Synaptics Inc. (1999-2008)
Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer, Synaptics Inc., San Jose, CA (1986-1999)
Co-founder, President, Cygnet Techs. Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (1982-1986)
Vice President, Computer Systems Group, Exxon Enterprises, New York (1981)
Founder, President, Zilog Inc., Cupertino, CA (1974-1980)
Department Manager, Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA (1970-1974)
Section Head, Fairchild Camera & Instrument Co., Palo Alto, CA (1968-1970)

Career Related:
President, Federico and Elvia Faggin Foundation (2011-Present)

Creative Works:
Author, “Silico: From the Invention of the Microprocessor to the New Science of Consciousness,” English (2021); Author, “Silico: From the Invention of the Microprocessor to the New Science of Consciousness,” Italian (2019)

Achievements:
Development of silicon gate technology for MOS fabrication; First microprocessor, Intel 4004, Intel8080, Intel4040, Intel8008, Intel 2102A, Zilog Z80 and Z8 microprocessors

Awards:
Co-Recipient, National Medal of Technology and Innovation, The White House (2010); Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, European Patent Office (2006); Recipient, Kyoto Prize (1997); Honoree, National Inventors Hall Of Fame (1996); Recipient, W. Wallace McDowell Award, IEEE Computer Society (1994); Recipient, Marconi Fellowship Award (1988)

Family:
Son of Giuseppe Faggin and Emma Munari Fagggin
Married: Elvia Sardei (12/2/1967-Present)
Children: Marzia; Marc; Eric
Grandchildren: Isabella

Biography Sources:
Who’s Who in Finance and Business – 2009-2010, 37th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in Finance and Business – 2008-2009, 36th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in Finance and Business – 2006-2007, 35th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in 20th Century America (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in America – 2018, 71st Edition (pub. 2018)
Who’s Who in America – 2016, 70th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in America – 2015, 69th Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in America – 2014, 68th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in America – 2013, 67th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in America – 2012, 66th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in America – 2011, 65th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in America – 2010, 64th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in America – 2009, 63rd Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in America – 2008, 62nd Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in America – 2007, 61st Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in America – 2006, 60th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in America – 2005, 59th Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in America – 2004, 58th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in America – 2003, 57th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in America – 2002, 56th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in America – 2001, 55th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in America – 2000, 54th Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who in America – 1999, 53rd Edition (pub. 1998)
Who’s Who in America – 1998, 52nd Edition (pub. 1997)
Who’s Who in America – 1997, 51st Edition (pub. 1996)
Who’s Who in America – 1996, 50th Edition (pub. 1995)
Who’s Who in America – 1995, 49th Edition (pub. 1994)
Who’s Who in America – 1994, 48th Edition (pub. 1993)
Who’s Who in America – 1992-1993, 47th Edition (pub. 1992)
Who’s Who in America – 1990-1991, 46th Edition (pub. 1990)
Who’s Who in America – 1989-1990, 45th Edition (pub. 1988)
Who’s Who in America – 1987-1988, 44th Edition (pub. 1986)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 2016-2017, 12th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 2011-2012, 11th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in the West – 2016, 43rd Edition (pub. 2015)
Who’s Who in the West – 2015, 42nd Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in the West – 2014, 41st Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in the West – 2013, 40th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in the West – 2012, 39th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in the West – 2011, 38th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in the West – 2010, 37th Edition (pub. 2009)
Who’s Who in the West – 2009, 36th Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in the West – 2008, 35th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in the West – 2007, 34th Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in the West – 2006, 33rd Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in the West – 2005, 32nd Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in the West – 2004, 31st Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in the West – 2003, 30th Edition (pub. 2002)
Who’s Who in the West – 2002, 29th Edition (pub. 2001)
Who’s Who in the West – 2001, 28th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in the World – 1989-1990, 9th Edition (pub. 1988)
Who’s Who in the World – 1987-1988, 8th Edition (pub. 1986)

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