When did jack kilby invent the microchip?

Answer Jack Kilby built the microchip in 1958 while working at Texas Instruments. His first successful laboratory demonstration of his electronic circuit occurred on September 12, 1958. Kilby went on to c... Read More »

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If the Chinese could invent fireworks and printing, why couldn't they invent the knife and fork?

I love using chopsticks! And the fork is a relatively new invention. I traveled through China, and after a day or two could eat almost anything I needed to. Appreciate the diversity in the wo... Read More »

Who made the microchip?

Jack S. Kilby and Robert Noyce are both considered inventors of the microchip. They developed their respective inventions within months of each other. Kilby was working for Texas Instruments and No... Read More »

How Can I Tell if the Microchip in My Car Key is Good?

The microchips that are included in most car keys are part of a theft prevention system. The keys will not work in the car unless the microchip can connect electronically with the car's system. If ... Read More »

Who invented the first microchip?

The first microchip was invented by Jack Kilby. His invention led to the development of microprocessors, high-speed computers and communications. Kilby studied at the University of Illinois and lat... Read More »