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Jack S. Kilby

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Dates

November 8, 1923 – June 20, 2005

Authorized Form of Name

Kilby, Jack S. (Jack St. Clair), 1923-2005

Biography

Abstract

Jack St. Clair Kilby was Distinguished Professor Texas A&M University (1977-1985). Other institutional affiliations included Texas Instruments and Globe Union Inc. His research interests included integrated circuits and semiconductors.

Important Dates

November 8, 1923Birth, Jefferson City (Mo.).

1947Obtained BS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana (Ill.).

1947 – 1958Engineer, Globe-Union Incorporated, Milwaukee (Wis.).

1950Obtained MS, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Wis.).

1958 – 2005Engineer to Assistant Vice President (1958-1970) and Consultant (1970-2005), Texas Instruments, Dallas (Tex.).

1969Awarded National Medal of Science.

1977 – 1985Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station (Tex.).

2000Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics "for his part in the invention of the integrated circuit".

June 20, 2005Death, Dallas (Tex.).

Occupation

Applied physicist.

Places

Birth

Jefferson City (Mo.)

Undergraduate Education

Urbana (Ill.)

Graduate Education

Milwaukee (Wis.)

Employment

Milwaukee (Wis.)

Dallas (Tex.)

College Station (Tex.)

Death

Dallas (Tex.)

Subjects

Applied physics and engineering.

Integrated circuits.

Microelectronics.

Semiconductors.

Relationships

People

Family

Kilby, Ann

Daughter.

Kilby, Barbara Annegers

Wife. Married in 1948.

Kilby, Jane

Sister.

Kilby, Janet

Daughter.

Additional

Alferov, Zh. I.

Both won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2000 for separate projects.

Clarke, Edward N.

Green, Cecil Howard, 1900-2003

Kroemer, Herbert, 1928-

Both won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2000 for separate projects.

Institutions

Major Positions

Globe-Union Incorporated

Engineer.

Texas A & M University. Department of Electrical Engineering

Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering.

Texas Instruments Incorporated

Engineer; Assistant Vice President; and Consultant.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Vacuum Society

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Electrical Engineering

Obtained BS (1947).

University of Wisconsin--Madison. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Obtained MS (1950).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

American Vacuum Society interview collection, 1991-2013.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Important facts and clarifications of the invention and evolution of integrated circuits, [manuscript] 2005.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Jack Kilby manuscript, 1951.

Archives Center

Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of American History

MRC 601, 12th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20560, USA

Jack S. Kilby papers, 1878-2003 (bulk 1970-1998).

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

Oral history interview with Jack S. Kilby [videorecording] / conducted by Donald E. Meyer for the History Committee of the AVS at the 44th Symposium, 1997 October.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Industrial physics history [audiorecording]: session V3 of the APS annual meeting, March 2008.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Cecil Howard Green, 1994 October 17.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Edward N. Clarke, 2010 September 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Nobel Prize Autobiography

Subject

Audio Presentation (mp3): "Fifty Years of Scaling Jack Kilby's Invention"

The chip : how two Americans invented the microchip and launched a revolution / T.R. Reid.