What Happened on September 12th

Kilby integrated circuit
Kilby integrated circuit
 
Successful Test of the First Integrated Circuit
Jack Kilby successfully tests the first integrated circuit at Texas Instruments to prove that resistors and capacitors could exist on the same piece of semiconductor material. His circuit consisted of a sliver of germanium with five components linked by wires. Along with Bob Noyce, he is considered the inventor of the integrated circuit (IC).