The first planar IC, 1960

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Date Introduced
1960
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 1/4 in x 5/8 in x 1/4 in
Manufacturer
Fairchild Semiconductor
Credit Line
Lionel Kattner
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Object ID
102696651

Jay Last’s team developed a flip-flop circuit using the new planar process. Integrating four transistors and six resistors on one chip posed many new engineering challenges. Their first prototype worked in May 1960.