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Jack Kilby was an American physicist and electrical engineer who co-created the integrated circuit.
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Jack Kilby was born on November 8, 1923, in Jefferson City, Missouri. After earning degrees in electrical engineering, he was hired by Texas Instruments. While working for TI, Kilby co-created the integrated circuit, the single-most important component in nearly all modern electronic devices. He also designed the first IC-based electronic calculator—the Pocketronic—in 1967. Kilby was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics in 2000. He died in 2005.
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