Marcian Hoff

Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
Marcian Hoff

Name: Marcian Edward "Ted" Hoff, Jr.

Born: October 28, 1937, Rochester, New York

Computer-related contributions

  • One of the inventors of the microprocessor.
  • Came up with the idea of using a "universal processor" rather than various custom-designed circuits.
  • Hoff joined Intel in 1967 as employee number 12.
  • His insight started the microprocessor revolution in the early 1970s.
  • As part of his Ph.D. dissertation, he co-invented the least mean squares filter with Bernard Widrow.

Honors and awards

  • IEEE/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award (2011).
  • Received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation (2009).
  • Made a Fellow of the Computer History Museum (2009).
  • Franklin Institute Certificate of Merit (1996).
  • Named the first Intel Fellow, which is the highest technical position in the company. (1985).
  • IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award (1980).
  • Franklin Institute Stuart Ballantine Medal (1979).
  • Awarded the Stuart Ballantine Medal (1979).
  • One of the Westinghouse Science Talent Search (now Intel STS) finalists (1954).