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Historic Integrated Circuit Expected To Fetch Up To $2M At Auction
Fox News ^ | 6-19-2014 | AP

Posted on 06/19/2014 11:10:17 AM PDT by blam

Historic Integrated Circuit Expected To Fetch Up To $2M At Auction

An integrated circuit that Texas Instruments engineer Jack Kilby used in 1958 to demonstrate his invention of the new technology is expected to sell for up to $2 million at auction.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chips; intergratedcircuit; jackkilby; texasinstruments

1 posted on 06/19/2014 11:10:17 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam
The Chip That Jack Built

The picture below is a picture of the original chip that Jack built and (presumably) will continue to be held by Texas Instruments:


2 posted on 06/19/2014 11:12:38 AM PDT by blam
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And a wealthy elite liberal will buy it and write it off as an operating expense like office equipment of course and the IRS won’t question it one bit if he’s an Obama donor..


3 posted on 06/19/2014 11:12:58 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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They can incorporate it in the IRS backup system.


4 posted on 06/19/2014 11:13:48 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you’re litigating against nuns, you’ve probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: blam
I used to work at the old Sun HQ, which was across the street from the little building where Robert Noyce independently invented the first commercially practical IC a few months after Kilby's.

I was sorry to learn the building has since been been torn down.

5 posted on 06/19/2014 11:15:00 AM PDT by skeeter
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> They can incorporate it in the IRS backup system.

Probably 10 times more dependable than what they have...lol


6 posted on 06/19/2014 11:15:17 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: blam

My Dad used to travel routinely to Dallas during the 60’s to establish specs for transistors and ICs from TI to be placed into Polaroid cameras.


7 posted on 06/19/2014 11:15:43 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: skeeter
"I used to work at the old Sun HQ, which was across the street from the little building where Robert Noyce independently invented the first commercially practical IC a few months after Kilby's."

Was that on Middlefield road?

For years Noyce claimed that he had 'notes' in his engineering book supporting his claim that he was the inventor of the first chip.

Kilby had the chip in the picture above that predated Noyce's notes.

As I understand it, The Nobel committee did a thorough study of the subject and awarded the Nobel Prize in physics to Jack for the invention.

8 posted on 06/19/2014 11:23:41 AM PDT by blam
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The outfit I worked for started using chips in downhole well logging equipment in 1970-71, sent the techs like me in quite a tizzy for a while, LOL.

We were running equipment with Vacuum tubes, transistors and chips all in one package.

9 posted on 06/19/2014 12:02:12 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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When I went thru tech school for Ground Radio in 68-69 we were being taught solid state along with tube-type circuits.


10 posted on 06/19/2014 12:05:49 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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Tech school (Communications radio, microwave, radar) in 67-68, we were taught primarily on tube stuff with some transistor, don't think there was ever a mention of IC’s.
11 posted on 06/19/2014 12:14:36 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: blam

Arguably the most important technological/scientific advancement of the last 60+ years. I don’t think people even realize just how ubiquitous the IC is. We wouldn’t have the TVs, the home theatres, the cell phones, laptops, tablets, PCs, publicly available internet, fuel injection, etc, etc, without the invention of the IC. And those things have changed our lives in ways we don’t even realize until we really think about it.


12 posted on 06/19/2014 12:16:47 PM PDT by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like tractor.)
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Microwave ovens, GPS, the Weather Channel, CNC Machining etc. etc. etc........


13 posted on 06/19/2014 12:27:26 PM PDT by ResponseAbility (The truth of liberalism is the stupid can feel smart, the lazy entitled, and the immoral unashamed)
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To: blam
One of the lesser-known consequences of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision. Before that they used to make segregated circuits.
14 posted on 06/19/2014 1:59:25 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: blam
Charleston Rd. not far from Middlefield.

The plaque says the first 'commercially practical' IC was invented there.

BTW I just checked Google Earth and the building seems to still be there.

15 posted on 06/19/2014 2:05:06 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: The Cajun
...we were taught primarily on tube stuff with some transistor, don't think there was ever a mention of IC’s.

You are correct.

16 posted on 06/19/2014 2:13:54 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: -YYZ-; skeeter
"And those things have changed our lives in ways we don’t even realize until we really think about it."

You're correct, I know.

I started out making chips at National Semiconductor (employee #54) in 1967 and retired from TI in 1994. I knew some of the great ones...a fascinating and 'fast-lane' career for sure.

I retired at 50, lol.

17 posted on 06/19/2014 6:30:19 PM PDT by blam
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