A short film from KERA profiling Nobel Prize Winner Jack Kilby, the Texas Instruments engineer who co-invented the integrated circuit (more commonly known as a microchip).
On February 6, 1959, Kilby filed for his milestone patent. His innovation spawned a technological revolution that has made our modern way of life possible, and is found in almost every electronic device we use.
Watch the film:
• The History of the Integrated Circuit (nobelprize.org)
• Jack Kilby mini-autobiography (nobelprize.org)
• Jack Kilby information page (Texas Instruments – ti.com)