Dan Walters

April 21, 2014 12:00 AM

Dan Walters: Pioneering microchip inventor fights California over old tax bill

As a young man 40-plus years ago, Gilbert Hyatt invented – and eventually patented after a two-decade-long struggle – a microprocessor chip that earned him many, many millions of dollars in payments from companies that transformed the technology into digital devices that have become indispensable to, or at least ubiquitous in, modern life.

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