VIDEO: The Birth of the Digital Age—The Microchip

National Association of Scholars

Decades ago, the computer was a massive object, something seen only by a rare few scientists. But thanks to the invention of the integrated circuit and the silicon microchip, smaller, more accessible technology became possible. This was the crucial first step to transforming computers into small, personal machines. How was the microchip invented? Who were some of the key players and what role did they play?

This event will feature T.R. Reid, lecturer, documentary film maker, and author of The Chip: How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a RevolutionDavid Laws, the Semiconductor Curator at the Computer History Museum and writer; and Luc Bauer, author of The Microchip Revolution: A brief history.

Photo by Bartosz Kwitkowski on Unsplash

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