Jack Kilby

American electrical engineer (1923–2005)

Jack St. Clair Kilby (November 8, 1923 – June 20, 2005) was an American electrical engineer. He helped discover the first integrated circuit while working at Texas Instruments (TI) in 1958.

Jack Kilby
Born(1923-11-08)November 8, 1923
DiedJune 20, 2005(2005-06-20) (aged 81)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materUniversity of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
University of Wisconsin–Madison
AwardsNobel Prize in Physics (2000)
National Medal of Science (1969)
IEEE Medal of Honor (1986)
Charles Stark Draper Prize (1989)
Computer Pioneer Award (1993)
Kyoto Prize (1993)
Harold Pender Award (2000)
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics, electrical engineering
InstitutionsTexas Instruments

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on December 10, 2000.[1] Kilby was also the co-inventor of the handheld calculator and the thermal printer.[2]

References change

  1. The Nobel Prize in Physics 2000. Nobelprize.org. Retrieved on 2013-11-21.
  2. "The Chip that Jack Built". IT Invention. Retrieved 27 May 2014.