Artifact Details

Title

Kilby "flying-wire" solid circuit

Catalog Number

102762885

Type

Still image

Date

ca. 1960

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Identifying Numbers

Other number doc-496a554847384 Deprecated ITCHP Number

Extent

1 digital image

Description

This is a photograph of a Texas Instruments' Solid Circuit circa 1960 mounted in an open-top flat package. It comprises multiple etched mesa active and passive elements interconnected with gold "flying-wires" as developed by Jack Kilby. The function is unknown. The device is in the collection of the Computer History Museum. See Kilby's paper “Invention of the integrated circuit,” IEEE Transactions in Electron Devices, Vol. ED-23, No. 7 (July 1976) pp. 648-654.

Category

Digital Image

Collection Title

Information Technology Corporate Histories Collection

Lot Number

X7847.2017