Early microprocessor pioneer Victor Poor dies at 79

By Leeky · 9 replies
Aug 20, 2012
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  1. Victor Poor, an early computing pioneer, passed away at age 79 in Palm Bay, Florida on Friday, following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He worked alongside a handful of engineers to develop Intel's first single chip microprocessor, the 4004, in……

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  2. Since no-one else cares because this article isn't about the newest obscure technology I'll be the first to say may he rest in peace.
    Modern computing wouldn't be where it is today without him. My sentiments to his family.
  3. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Booster Posts: 227   +7

    I didn't know he was the creator of the i4004. One of the most symbolic microprocessors today, the first consumer microprocessor.
  4. I remember saw the i4004 once on a PCB when I was a student.
  5. I never heard his name before today, but he sounds like an incredibly talented and passionate man who's creations have given a great deal to society. It's a shame to see such men pass, and I'm glad Techspot posted this article so that I could learn who he was. May he rest in peace, and his legacy not be forgotten.
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    This is a good look for TS. Lot of people don't know about this guy and his processes and intellectual real estate was priceless during his creation. Hope he will rest in peace.
  7. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    Nice article. May he rest in Piece :(
  8. maiermarius85

    maiermarius85 TS Rookie

    this year we lost alot of great people that contribuited to IT
  9. R.I.P. Always sad to see great minds passing away.
  10. DanUK

    DanUK TS Booster Posts: 211   +9

    A great innovator! RIP

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