Hoff, Ted

Hoff, Ted

(Marcian Edward Hoff, Jr.), 1937–, American computer-industry executive, b. Rochester, N.Y., Ph.D. Stanford (1962). He received his first two patents while working for the General Railway Signal Corp. of Rochester during the summer in his undergraduate years, and developed the least mean squares algorithm for adaptive systems with Professor Bernard Widrow as part of his dissertation. After working as a researcher at Stanford, he joined Intel (1968), where he coinvented the world's first general-purpose single chip microprocessor with fellow Intel engineers Federico Faggin and Stanley Mazor. Leaving Intel (1982), he was vice president of Atari (1983–84), then worked as an independent consultant (1984–90), and as chief technical officer at Teklicon, an intellectual property consulting firm (1990–2007).
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