This Is the First Microchip

You're looking at the first integrated circuit. The heart of every gadget and computer around you. This crude blob of components and germanium was created by Nobel Prize winner and Texas Instruments engineer Jack Kilby. But it wasn't his idea. » 5/07/10 7:00pm 5/07/10 7:00pm

The Microchip Turns 50 Today, Here's the Original

50 years ago today, Texas Instrument's Jack Kilby demonstrated the first working integrated circuit, or microchip. It's a crude conglomeration of just five components, but it was also proof that a circuit could be miniaturized by housing all of its components on one piece of semiconductor material, allowing all these… » 9/12/08 10:40am 9/12/08 10:40am