An autobiography by Jack S. Kilby (2000)


Jack Kilby changed our lives in ways unimaginable. When he invented the integrated circuit he created a whole new world of possibilities for computers and therefore, for mankind. We can discover and learn a little about Jack’s life and significant invention in his own words, courtesy of the Nobel Foundation’s website.

Excerpt: “I would like to mention another right person at the right time, namely Robert Noyce, a contemporary of mine who worked at Fairchild Semiconductor. While Robert and I followed our own paths, we worked hard together to achieve commercial acceptance for integrated circuits. If he were still living, I have no doubt we would have shared this prize.


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