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 562,692 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Jack Kilby is the 17th most popular engineer (up from 19th in 2019), the 510th most popular biography from United States (up from 533rd 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 17 out of 325Before him are Anatoly Dyatlov, Otto Lilienthal, André Citroën, Umberto Nobile, Alexei Kosygin, and Jiro Horikoshi. After him are Fritz Todt, Willy Messerschmitt, John Demjanjuk, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Hans Albert Einstein, and Andrei Tupolev.

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Among people born in 1923, Jack Kilby ranks 22Before him are Peter II of Yugoslavia, Franco Zeffirelli, György Ligeti, Mas Oyama, Carroll Shelby, and Marcel Marceau. After him are Lee Teng-hui, Richard Attenborough, Alan Shepard, Yma Sumac, Anne Baxter, and Arvid Carlsson. Among people deceased in 2005, Jack Kilby ranks 15Before him are Paul Ricœur, Claude Simon, Rafic Hariri, Simon Wiesenthal, Saul Bellow, and Zhao Ziyang. After him are Sister Lúcia, Omar Sívori, Kenzō Tange, Hans Bethe, Philip Johnson, and Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jack Kilby ranks 510 out of 15,968Before him are Washington Irving (1783), Bill Murray (1950), Kip Thorne (1940), George Peppard (1928), Michelle Pfeiffer (1958), and Terrence Malick (1943). After him are Robert A. Heinlein (1907), Kris Jenner (1955), George A. Romero (1940), Dennis Ritchie (1941), Allen Ginsberg (1926), and William Holden (1918).

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), Jack Swigert (1931), Henry Gantt (1861), Jimmy Doolittle (1896), Leslie Groves (1896), Vannevar Bush (1890), Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), Preston Tucker (1903), J. Walter Christie (1865), and Eugene Stoner (1922).