An Idea, Its Genesis, and the Revolution It Created

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Baker & Taylor
Presents a history of the development and proliferation of the computer microchip, also known as the integrated circuit.

Perseus Publishing
Computer chips are an almost invisible part of our modern lives, and yet they make much of what's "modern" in them possible. Even the tech-averse and the tech-opposed among us depend on their hidden capabilities. From today's automobiles, medical scanners, and DVD players to annoying musical greeting cards, space travel, and movies like The Lord of the Rings, microelectronics are everywhere-and taken for granted. But how did this revolutionary technology emerge? Microchip tells that story by exploring the personalities behind the technology. From the two pioneering men who invented the integrated circuit, Nobel Prize winner Jack Kilby and Intel founder Robert Noyce, to luminaries like Gordon Moore and An Wang who put the chip to work, Jeffrey Zygmont shows how the history of the microchip is also the story of a handful of visionaries confronting problems and facing opportunities. A compelling narrative about the germination and advancement of a single technology, Microchip is essential reading about the now-ubiquitous integrated circuit and its outlook for the future.

The riveting story of the origins of our digital age and the crusaders and inventors who made it all possible

Book News
Business and technology journalist Zygmont presents a popular history of the development and proliferation of the computer microchip (also known as the integrated circuit). He begins the story in the 1950s with Jack Kilby's researches into electronics miniaturization and continues with portraits of the various technological innovators and explanations of their key ideas. Also discussed are the companies involved in the technology's growth. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Perseus, c2003
ISBN: 9780738205618
Branch Call Number: 621.3815 ZYG
Characteristics: xxii, 245 p. ; 24 cm


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