Jack Kilby: Inventor of the Microchip

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Jack Kilby's invention of the monolithic integrated circuit, or better known as the microchip, gave birth to a new technological field of modern microelectronics. His ingenious work at Texas Instruments over forty-five years ago, was a breakthrough that has led to the "sophisticated high-speed computers and large-capacity semiconductor memories of today's information age...
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After receiving a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Mr. Kilby decided to get his M.S. in the same field from the University of Wisconsin. He then began his career in Milwaukee in 1947, working in the Centralab Division of Globe Union Inc. "developing ceramic-base, silk-screen circuits for consumer electronic products...
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