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This Day in History

Today: October 31, 2014
Kilby integrated circuit

September 12, 1958

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).