Jack St. Clair Kilby, Inventor Of Microchip

Jack St. Clair Kilby, Inventor Of Microchip
Jack St. Clair Kilby was recorded as the first inventor of the microchip. Born in 1924, and grew up in Great Band, Kansas, United States. In 1958, Kilby joined Texas Instruments (TI) in Dallas. During the summer of that year when co-workers on summer vacation, with loans and makeshift equipment, Kilby compile and create the first electronic circuit that all the components of active and passive komponenya fabricated on a single slab of semiconductor material half the size of a paperclip.

The success of laboratory-scale demonstration of a simple microchip is the first time on 12 September 1958 was scraping the history of the world of electronics. Jack Kilby and also a pioneer for many other discoveries in the fields of military, industrial and commercial applications based on microchip technology. Calculator and thermal printer is also the co-discovery as an in-ventor.

In 1970, Kilby of TI leave before officially retiring in 1983. Between 1978 to 1984, Kilby served as Distinguished Professors of Electrical Engineering at Texas A & M University. Jack Kilby is the recipient of two awards the most prestigious in the field of science and engineering. In 1970, in a ceremony at the White House, Kilby received the National Medal of Science.

Now, the same size as possible there are 100 million transistors. From the first simple circuit has grown microchip market with total sales of 179 billion U.S. dollars worldwide in 2004, which supports the sale of electronic equipment around the world valued at 1.186 billion U.S. dollars. Jack St. Clair Kilby passed away on June 20, 2005 ago in Dallas at the age of 81 years from cancer. But Kilby will still be remembered. He has shown, how the power of an idea has been able to change the world.

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