The Chip by T.R. Reid
How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution

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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 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.

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About T.R. Reid

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T.R. Reid is currently the Washington Post London bureau chief.
Published December 18, 2007 by Random House. 320 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Expanding upon microelectronics-industry history, Reid neatly sketches in the key personalities and provides surprising detail on the algebra and logic circuits of computers.

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In 1958, ""before Chernobyl, before the Challenger rocket blew up, before the advent of Internet porn or cell phones that ring in the middle of the opera,"" when ""`technological progress' still had only positive connotations,"" Jack Kilby had a good idea, but wasn't sure if his boss at Texas...

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