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Jack Kilby

Engineer and Computer Scientist Jack Kilby

Full Name: Jack St. Clair Kilby
Profession: Engineer and Computer Scientist

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Kilby co-invented the first microchip along with Robert Noyce, revolutionizing computing and all other electronics equipment. The microchip is now an essential part of all modern appliances.

Kilby also invented the handheld calculator and the thermal printer.

Born: November 8, 1923
Birthplace: Jefferson City, Missouri, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: June 20, 2005 (aged 81)
Cause of Death: Cancer

Married Life

  • 1948-06-27 Inventor Jack Kilby (24) weds Barbara Annegers

Historical Events

  • 1958-09-12 Jack Kilby demonstrates his first integrated circuit (IC) to his supervisor

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