Today is the 90th anniversary since Jack St. Clair Kilby was born. Jack was an American electrical engineer who took part in the realization of the first integrated circuit while working at Texas Instruments (TI) in 1958. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 2000.
He is also the inventor of the handheld calculator and the thermal printer.
Life and career
Awards and honors
- U.S. Patent 2,892,130 Plug-in Circuit Units, filed December 1953, issued June 1959, assigned to Globe-Union, Inc.
- U.S. Patent 3,072,832 Semiconductor Structure Fabrication, filed May 1959, issued January 1963
- U.S. Patent 3,115,581 Miniature Semiconductor Integrated Circuit, filed May 1959, issued December 1963
- U.S. Patent 3,138,721 Miniature Semiconductor Network Diode and Gate, filed May 1959, issued June 1964
- U.S. Patent 3,138,743 Miniaturized Electronic Circuits, filed February 6, 1959, issued June, 1964
- U.S. Patent 3,138,744 Miniaturized Self-contained Circuit Modules, filed May 1959, issued June 1964
- U.S. Patent 3,435,516 Semiconductor Structure Fabrication, filed May 1959, issued April 1969
- U.S. Patent 3,496,333 Thermal Printer, filed October 1965, issued February 1970
- U.S. Patent 3,819,921 Miniature Electronic Calculator, originally filed September 1967, issued June 1974