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Jack Kilby

1923 - 2005

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Jack St. Clair Kilby (November 8, 1923 – June 20, 2005) was an American electrical engineer who took part (along with Robert Noyce of Fairchild) in the realization of the first integrated circuit while working at Texas Instruments (TI) in 1958. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on December 10, 2000. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Kilby has received more than 630,054 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Jack Kilby is the 20th most popular engineer (down from 17th in 2019), the 613th most popular biography from United States (down from 510th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Engineer.

Jack Kilby is most famous for inventing the integrated circuit.

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Among engineers, Jack Kilby ranks 20 out of 323Before him are Otto Lilienthal, Umberto Nobile, Fritz Todt, Willy Messerschmitt, John Demjanjuk, and Hans Albert Einstein. After him are Andrei Tupolev, Hermann Oberth, Artem Mikoyan, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Abram Petrovich Gannibal, and Philo of Byzantium.

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Among people born in 1923, Jack Kilby ranks 25Before him are Franco Zeffirelli, Alan Shepard, Mas Oyama, Nadine Gordimer, Roy Lichtenstein, and Yma Sumac. After him are Val Logsdon Fitch, Anne Baxter, Arvid Carlsson, Lee Teng-hui, Markus Wolf, and Nguyễn Văn Thiệu. Among people deceased in 2005, Jack Kilby ranks 23Before him are Omar Sívori, Rafic Hariri, Kenzō Tange, Zdzisław Beksiński, Hans Bethe, and Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium. After him are James Callaghan, Sister Lúcia, Philip Johnson, Ernst Mayr, Ezer Weizman, and Milton Obote.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jack Kilby ranks 613 out of 18,182Before him are Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), Jared Diamond (1937), Burt Reynolds (1936), Theodore Dreiser (1871), William T. G. Morton (1819), and Philip Zimbardo (1933). After him are Harold Lasswell (1902), Buddy Holly (1936), Priscilla Presley (1945), Rod Steiger (1925), Ron Perlman (1950), and Francis Gary Powers (1929).

Among ENGINEERS In United States

Among engineers born in United States, Jack Kilby ranks 2Before him are Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856). After him are Howard H. Aiken (1900), Henry Gantt (1861), Leslie Groves (1896), Jimmy Doolittle (1896), Jack Swigert (1931), Vannevar Bush (1890), Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), J. Walter Christie (1865), Eugene Stoner (1922), and Kelly Johnson (1910).