Happy Birthday the Integrated Circuit!


  1. #1 Mark Dow
    September 13, 2009

    Wikipedia has it as 51 years old.

    “Kilby recorded his initial ideas concerning the integrated circuit in July 1958 and successfully demonstrated the first working integrated circuit on September 12, 1958.”

  2. #2 djfav
    September 13, 2009

    Hooray for little black boxes!

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    September 13, 2009

    It IS 51. My blog’s built-in solid state technology birthday counter only goes to 50.

  4. #4 Spiv
    September 14, 2009

    Well I for one honored the day by working on a microcontroller circuit. And the subsequent day. Exciting weekend.

    And yes, Greg, I programmed it from (sigh) a linux based pc.