Jack Kilby

1923 - 2005

Jack Kilby

Jack St. Clair Kilby (November 8, 1923 – June 20, 2005) was an American electrical engineer who took part (along with Robert Noyce) 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.Kilby was also the co-inventor of the handheld calculator and the thermal printer, for which he had the patents. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Kilby has received more than 455,000 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 19th most popular engineer.

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Among engineers, Jack Kilby ranks 19 out of 287Before him are Umberto Nobile, Alexei Kosygin, André Citroën, Fritz Todt, Hermann Oberth, and José Echegaray. After him are Willy Messerschmitt, Andrei Tupolev, John Demjanjuk, Philo of Byzantium, Hugo Junkers, and Hans Albert Einstein.

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Among people born in 1923, Jack Kilby ranks 23Before him are Peter II of Yugoslavia, György Ligeti, Marcel Marceau, René Favaloro, Mas Oyama, and Alan Shepard. After him are Richard Attenborough, Arvid Carlsson, Yaşar Kemal, Val Logsdon Fitch, Valentina Cortese, and Yma Sumac. Among people deceased in 2005, Jack Kilby ranks 16Before him are Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Claude Simon, Zhao Ziyang, Saul Bellow, Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, and Hans Bethe. After him are Kenzō Tange, Sister Lúcia, Omar Sívori, Zdzisław Beksiński, Ezer Weizman, and Philip Johnson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jack Kilby ranks 533 out of 12,171Before him are Reese Witherspoon (1976), Buckminster Fuller (1895), Frances Farmer (1913), Josephine Cochrane (1839), Donald Rumsfeld (1932), and Les Paul (1915). After him are George Eastman (1854), Goldie Hawn (1945), Ellen G. White (1827), Willis Lamb (1913), Richard Kiel (1939), and Francis Fukuyama (1952).

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), Vannevar Bush (1890), Leslie Groves (1896), Jack Swigert (1931), Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), Jimmy Doolittle (1896), J. Walter Christie (1865), Joseph Strauss (1870), and Eugene Stoner (1922).