Chip How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution

ISBN-10: 0375758283
ISBN-13: 9780375758287
Edition: 2001 (Reprint)
Authors: T. R. Reid
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/9/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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.

The author of five books in English and two in Japanese. Through his reporting for The Washington Post, his syndicated weekly column, and his lighthearted commentary from around the world for National Public Radio, he has become one of America's best-known foreign correspondents. Reid lives in London.

The Monolithic Idea
The Will to Think
A Nonobvious Solution
Leap of Insight
Kilby v. Noyce
The Real Miracle
Blasting Off
The Implosion
DIM-I
Sunset, Sunrise
The Patriarchs
Author's Note
A Note about Sources
Notes
Index

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