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Jack St. Clair Kilby
Birth: Nov. 8, 1923
Jefferson City
Cole County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 2005
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA

Scientist. The Nobel Prize winner in Physics in 2000, he was the inventor of the Integrated Circuit and the Microchip; inventions that revolutionized world communication and information processes. Born in Jefferson City, Missouri, he grew up in Great Bend, Kansas. He earned his BS degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois in 1947 and three years later, his MS degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin. From 1947 to 1958, he worked for Centralab, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, designing and developing ceramic based silk screen circuits. In 1958, he joined Texas Instruments Corporation in Dallas, Texas. During the summer of 1958, working with borrowed equipment, he conceived and built the first electronic circuit in a single piece of semiconductor material. The first microchip was demonstrated and accepted on September 12, 1958. Kilby went on to pioneer military, industrial and commercial applications of microchip technology. In 1960, TI named him Manger of Engineering, Semiconductor Networks, and in 1967, he was named Manager of the TI Technology Customer Requirements Department. Beginning in 1970, he began to explore the use of silicon technology for generating electrical power from sunlight. He officially retired from Texas Instruments in the mid-1980s, but continued to consult with TI and other companies. In 1970, he received the National Medal of Science from President Richard M. Nixon in a White House ceremony, and in 1982, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. The holder of more than 60 patents at the time of his passing, he died in Dallas, Texas, after a brief battle with cancer at the age of 81. (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) 
 
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Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
Record added: Jun 21, 2005
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