A quiet, unassuming man, Jack Kilby (1923-2005) had a creative bent that stretched from invention of the integrated circuit (IC) to production of photographs of great artistic beauty. On September 12, 1958, Kilby demonstrated his prototype for the IC to a group at Texas Instruments, where he was employed. This groundbreaking invention, also known as the microchip or semiconductor, made possible limitless applications for computers, calculators, space-age technology, and much more. The IC is used today in almost all electronic equipment; it was truly an invention that changed the world. For his contribution to the field of science, Kilby won numerous awards and honorary degrees including the Nobel Prize, National Medal of Science, and induction into the Inventors Hall of Fame. The year 2008 marks the 50th anniversary of Kilby’s invention, a year to celebrate and honor the man behind the genius.
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Thursday until 9:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00-5:00 p.m. Closed Monday.
ADMISSION: $10 adults, $8 seniors 65 and over, $4 students. Free for museum members; SMU faculty, staff and students; and children under 12
LOCATION: Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd., Dallas, TX 75205
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