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:
• The History of the Integrated Circuit  (nobelprize.org)
• Jack Kilby mini-autobiography  (nobelprize.org)
• Jack Kilby information page  (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:
 The History of the Integrated Circuit: http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/physics/integrated_circuit/history/index.html
 Jack Kilby mini-autobiography: http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2000/kilby-autobio.html
 Jack Kilby information page: http://www.ti.com/corp/docs/kilbyctr/jackstclair.shtml
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