This Day in History: May 5

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Dummer Proposes Integrated Circuit Concept

May 5, 1952

Dummer Proposes Integrated Circuit Concept

G. W. A. Dummer, an English electrical engineer, foresees the fabrication of all electronic components of a circuit or system in a single block of semiconductor material. Several special-function devices were developed at Bell Labs and RCA before Jack Kilby at TI demonstrated a general-purpose concept "integrated circuit" in 1958.