30 Sep '12, 3pm

Jack St. Clair Kilby - So, What If He Had Gone on Vacation?:

Jack Kilby describes how he developed the world's first integrated circuits. "After several interviews, I was hired by Willis Adcock of Texas Instruments. My duties were not precisely defined, but it was understood that I would work in the general area of microminiaturization. Soon after starting at TI in May 1958, I realized that since the company made transistors, resistors, and capacitors, a repackaging effort might provide an effective alternative to the Micro-Module. I therefore designed an IF amplifier using components in a tubular format and built a prototype. We also performed a detailed cost analysis, which was completed just a few days before the plant shut down for a mass vacation. "As a new employee, I had no vacation time coming and was left alone to ponder the results of the IF amplifier exercise. The cost analysis gave me my first insight into the cost struc...

Full article: http://www.ti.com/corp/docs/kilbyctr/vacation.shtml

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