The Chip That Jack Built

May 13, 2009

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:

Additional resources:

• The History of the Integrated Circuit [1] (nobelprize.org)

• Jack Kilby mini-autobiography [2] (nobelprize.org)

• Jack Kilby information page [3] (Texas Instruments – ti.com)


Article printed from KERA: http://www.kera.org

URL to article: http://www.kera.org/tv/productions/the-chip-that-jack-built-2009/

URLs in this post:

[1] The History of the Integrated Circuit: http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/physics/integrated_circuit/history/index.html

[2] Jack Kilby mini-autobiography: http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2000/kilby-autobio.html

[3] Jack Kilby information page: http://www.ti.com/corp/docs/kilbyctr/jackstclair.shtml

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