“Gilbert P. Hyatt is the inventor of the single-chip microcomputer, which he developed in the 1960s.

He continued to invent multiple variations of that technology, including the central processing unit (CPU) that became the Intel 8008 microprocessor. He licensed his rights in the resulting patents on that technology for more than $150 million—an especially large amount of money at the time.

But what started as a technological career took an interesting turn.”

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