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Business Agenda

Business Agenda reports on what's going on at businesses in Minnesota. Business Agenda provides brief, quick-reading items about important companies in Minnesota and the people who work at those firms.

Why Steve Jobs idolized Robert Noyce

His role as co-inventor of the microchip and co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductors and Intel Corp. alone made him worthy of Monday's Google doodle homage. But Noyce was also a father figure to many key Silicon Valley startups, including Jobs.