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07/05/1952 Integrated circuit

British radar scientist Geoffrey Dummer presented the idea of the integrated circuit at the Symposium on Progress in Quality Electronic Components in Washington, D.C. Dummer later tried to build such a circuit himself. He was, however, not successful. The idea was first realized by Jack Kilby, a Texas Instruments employee.


  • Essentials 

  • Invention of the integrated circuit 

  • Prerequisites 

  • Three problems of microelectronics 

  • First semiconductor ICs 

  • Patent wars of 1962–1966 

  • Historiography of the invention