Happy birthday Jack, and thank you

It was integrated circuits that made Moore’s observation possible. You can’t scale something unless you have the thing, and six-foot-six Jack Kilby gave us that thing—the integrated circuit. Fifty-six years ago, in a little lab on Forest Lane, Dallas Texas Kilby asked the basic question: “Why do we need the wires? If I make parts out of all of the ...

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