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Barely fifty years ago a computer was a gargantuan, vastly expensive thing that only a handful of scientists had ever seen. The worlds 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.

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Throughout the 1950s, engineers were stymied by the problem of how to connect the thousands of circuits that a sophisticated computer would require. The solution finally came from two ingenious young Americans, Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce. Independently, each had hit upon the stunning Monolithic Idea, which became the silicon microchip. The Chip tells the scientific and entrepreneurial adventure story of their discovery and of its growth into a global information industry that transformed — and continues to transform — our world.

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 Americas best-known foreign correspondents. Reid lives in London.

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ISBN:
9780375758287
Author:
Reid, T. R.
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Author:
Reid, T. R.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Microelectronics
Subject:
Corporate & Business History
Subject:
Corporate & Business History - General
Subject:
Kilby, Jack S.
Subject:
Noyce, Robert N.
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Subject:
General Computers
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st trade pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
REVISED 8-PP BandW PHOTO INSERT
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.7 in 0.775 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Throughout the 1950s, engineers were stymied by the problem of how to connect the thousands of circuits that a sophisticated computer would require. The solution finally came from two ingenious young Americans, Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce. Independently, each had hit upon the stunning Monolithic Idea, which became the silicon microchip. The Chip tells the scientific and entrepreneurial adventure story of their discovery and of its growth into a global information industry that transformed — and continues to transform — our world.
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