Summer Reading Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | July 22, 2014

Nick Harkaway: IMG The Florist-Assassins



The three men lit up in my mind's eye, with footnotes. They were converging on me — and on the object I was carrying — in a way that had... Continue »
  1. $18.87 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Tigerman

    Nick Harkaway 9780385352413

spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

The Chip: How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution

by

The Chip: How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Barely fifty years ago a computer was a gargantuan, vastly expensive thing that only a handful of scientists had ever seen. The world’s brightest engineers were stymied in their quest to make these machines small and affordable until the solution finally came from two ingenious young Americans. Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce hit upon the stunning discovery that would make possible the silicon microchip, a work that would ultimately earn Kilby the Nobel Prize for physics in 2000. In this completely revised and updated edition of The Chip, T.R. Reid tells the gripping adventure story of their invention and of its growth into a global information industry. This is the story of how the digital age began.

Synopsis:

Traces the innovative development of the monolithic integrated circuit, or silicon chip, discussing the scientists who created it, its structure and functions, the evolution of the semiconductor industry, and the vast implications of the silicon chip. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

About the Author

T.R. Reid is the author of five books in English and two in Japanese. Through his reporting for The Washington Post, his syndicated weekly column, and his light-hearted commentary from around the world for National Public Radio, he has become one of America’s best-known foreign correspondents. Reid lives in London.

Table of Contents

The monolithic idea — The will to think — A nonobvious solution — Leap of insight — Kilby v. Noyce — The real miracle — Blasting off — The implosion — DIM-I — Sunset, sunrise — The patriarchs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307432032
Publisher:
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Subject:
Science : General
Author:
Reid, T. R.
Author:
T. R. Reid
Subject:
Computers : General
Subject:
Microelectronics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Corporate & Business History
Subject:
General
Subject:
Corporate & Business History - General
Subject:
Kilby, Jack S.
Subject:
Noyce, Robert N.
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Subject:
History of Science-Technology
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Subject:
Computers Reference-History and Society
Subject:
History of Science-Computers
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Series Volume:
How Two Americans In
Publication Date:
2001
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
309

Related Subjects

Business » History and Biographies
Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » History and Society
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
Reference » Science Reference » General
Science and Mathematics » Electricity » General Electronics
Science and Mathematics » History of Science » General

The Chip: How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 309 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307432032 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Traces the innovative development of the monolithic integrated circuit, or silicon chip, discussing the scientists who created it, its structure and functions, the evolution of the semiconductor industry, and the vast implications of the silicon chip. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.