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

Chip : How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution - rev edition

Chip : How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution - rev edition

ISBN13: 9780375758287

ISBN10: 0375758283

Chip : How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution by T.R. Reid - ISBN 9780375758287
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Published: 2001
International: No
Chip : How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution by T.R. Reid - ISBN 9780375758287

ISBN13: 9780375758287

ISBN10: 0375758283

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 01

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Summary

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.