Ted Hoff (1937 - present)
Dr. Marcian Edward "Ted" Hoff, Jr. was born October 28, 1937 at Rochester, New York. Hoff joined Intel in 1968 as employee number 12, and is credited with coming up with the idea of using a "processor" rather than a variety of custom-designed circuits. The chip that started the microprocessor revolution in the early 1970s. He was one of the first inventor of the very first CPU in 1986. Later on, Hoff was named the first Intel Fellow, which is the highest technical position in the company and he stayed in that position until 1988.