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  • Jack St. Clair Kilby was an American electrical engineer who took part in the realization of the first integrated circuit while working at Texas Instruments in 1958. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics on December 10, 2000. To congratulate him, US President Bill Clinton wrote, "You can take pride in the knowledge that your work will help to improve lives for generations to come." He is also the inventor of the handheld calculator and the thermal printer, for which he has patents. He also has patents for seven other inventions. Wikipedia

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  • "for his part in the invention of the integrated circuit"
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  • for their independent development of the monolithic integrated circuit
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  • For original conceptions and valuable contributions in the production and application of integrated circuits.
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  • For his invention and contributions to the commercialization of the integrated circuit and the silicon thermal print-head; for his contributions to the development of the first computer using integrated circuits; and for the invention of the hand-held calculator, and gate array.

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