6th February 1959 – First patent for an integrated circuit

Jack Kilby working at Texas Instruments invented the integrated circuit. The invention was patented on the 6th February 1959.

Jack Kilby received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2000.

This caught my attention since my chosen profession (Information Technology) is completely dependent on such innovations as this. I literally owe my livelihood to the people making these kinds of inventions.


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