List Of University Of Illinois At Urbana–Champaign People
This is a list of notable people associated with the American University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Bill Gates noted in a February 2004 speech that Microsoft hires more alumni of the university than from any other university in the world . Notable people associated with the university have founded Oracle Corporation, Playboy, Netscape, PayPal, YouTube, AMD, and Siebel Systems. Notable people have invented the LED, integrated circuit, transistor, MRI, and the plasma screen.
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