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.

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Additional resources:

• The History of the Integrated Circuit [1] (

• Jack Kilby mini-autobiography [2] (

• Jack Kilby information page [3] (Texas Instruments –

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