Federico Faggin

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Federico Faggin was born in Vicenza, Italy back in 1941. He graduated for the I.T.I.S. in Vicenza when he was 19. He graduated from the University of Padua, Italy with a degree in physics, summa cum laude. After graduation, he taught the electronics laboratory course for the 3rd, year physics student form 1965-1966.

In 1968, he joined Fairchild Semiconductor in Palo Alto where he was the project leader of the MOS silicon-gate technology unit. He left in 1974 where he founded Zilog where he was the R&D department manager. In 1986, he co-founded Synaptics where he was the CEO until 1999 when he became Chairman until 2009.

What you may not know about Federico is that he designed the first commercial microprocessor the Intel 4004. The also created the first MOS (metal-oxide-semiconductor) semiconductor in 1968. He currently lives in Silicon Valley a naturalized US citizen since 1968.

He is a co-inventor of ten US patents assigned to Synaptics. He currently is chairman emeritus of Synaptics.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray what a great contribution to technology.... touch sensitive and control....I'm a laptop user....

Nov 26, 2019 03:02 AM #1
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray,

Frederico is a man who has been able to capitalize on his patents while he was alive. I am sure he is enjoying the fruits of all his creations. He has moved the needle of high tech in a positive way. 

Nov 26, 2019 03:59 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. A tribute to never stop thinking! A true techie with determination. Enjoy your day!

Nov 26, 2019 04:15 AM #3
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

I guess we should be thankful that he invented such useful tools for communication.

Nov 26, 2019 04:21 AM #4
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

And just about everyone uses the invention!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Nov 26, 2019 04:51 AM #5
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi James - I like when you highlight those people that, while it might be rare, we could actually meet in person.  

Nov 26, 2019 04:52 AM #6
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

As I write this on my new touchscreen laptop I am very thankful for this man who forged ahead and had so many great ideas.

Nov 26, 2019 06:11 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Very thankful for this creation,  It sure saves us time and makes life easier.  A

Nov 26, 2019 06:27 AM #8
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Another very brilliant mind James Dray 

Nov 26, 2019 06:32 AM #9
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

He sounds like an amazing man and I am thankful for his efforts, as it is allowing me to interact with people in the Rain at this very moment.

Nov 26, 2019 06:34 AM #10
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I wish I truly understood what Federicco gave us, James... but no doubt I understand how important it was.

Nov 26, 2019 06:42 AM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi James - I still have that processor somewhere when I took it out of my first IBM XT and put a faster one in.

Nov 26, 2019 08:39 AM #12
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I'm glad Federico decided to bring his talents to America. He definitely put his knowledge to good use here. I've lost count of how many Intel processors I've had over the years.

Nov 26, 2019 12:36 PM #14
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- we all owe this man a lot!!!  I love learning about those who are still with us!

Nov 26, 2019 08:13 PM #15
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thanks for the sharing the story of Federico Faggin.  Very grateful for all he has done to help us out.

Nov 26, 2019 11:30 PM #16
Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

So many of the people who have contributed to our world started very early in life. We now baby kids until they're 30!

Nov 27, 2019 02:30 AM #17
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

My kind of guy who has made my business a lot easier and better.

Nov 28, 2019 11:58 AM #18
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