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Integrated Circuit Generation

Invention: Integrated Circuitphotos+685+lo.jpg
Date:1958

Description:
The integrated circuit is a small transistor. Transistors were too small for some devices so the integrated circuit was invented. If it was created in one step, it could be made much smaller. All the parts could be created out of silicon and that means it could be made of one crystal. That would make it easier to produce so they would be produced much faster and made much smaller.

Bibliography:

“Integrated Circuits.” PBS. 1999. Retrieved 22 January 2013 <http://www.pbs.org/transistor/background1/events/icinv.html>.
“lo.jpg.” Texas Instruments. Retrieved 22 January 2013 <http://newscenter.ti.com/index.php?s=32902&item=831>.



Inventor: Jack Kilby

Birth Date - Death Date: Jack Kilby- born November 8, 1923-still alive.
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Noyce and Kilby


Birth Place: Kilby- Jefferson City, Missouri

Brief biography:
Jack Kilby worked for Texas Instruments in Dallas. Jack was working to improve the Integrated Circuit. Kilby used germanium to help it work better. Meanwhile the company Robert worked for was doing similar things to the Circuit. The companies both wanted the patent on it and fought in a legal battle all through the 60s. After a long battle for a patent on the invention they decided to cross-license the invention, so Robert and Jack both owned the invention.

Bibliography: Redin, James. "A Tale of Two Brains." X-Number. 29 May 2006. Retrieved 31 Jan. 2013
<http://www.xnumber.com/xnumber/kilby.htm>.

"PC world." PC world. Retrieved 31 Jan. 2013 <http://www.pcworld.com/article/145290/TechVisionaries.html>.


Inventor: Robert Noyce

Birth Date - Death Date:December 12, 1927 and died June 3, 1990
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Noyce and Kilby


In 1953-1956, Robert Noyce worked as a research engineer. Then in 1957 he founded the Fairchild semiconductor corporation. Roberts circuit was made out of silicon. Both companies invented the same thing and both filed a patent in 1959. The companies fought in a legal battle all through the 60s. After a long battle for a patent on the invention they decided to cross-license the invention, so Robert and Jack both owned the invention.

Bibliography: Redin, James. "A Tale of Two Brains." X-Number. 29 May 2006. Retrieved 31 Jan. 2013
<http://www.xnumber.com/xnumber/kilby.htm>.

"PC world." PC world. Retrieved 31 Jan. 2013 <http://www.pcworld.com/article/145290/TechVisionaries.html>.