Fifty-three years ago today, Jack Kilby demonstrated a working integrated circuit (IC). The IC, is arguably the most important invention of the 20th century. The IC made many of the technologies and devices we use possible.
I spoke with Applied Materials chief technology officer, Om Nalamasu about the IC and its impact on the hi-tech industry. He suggested, the "IC has been one of the primary contributors in transforming industrial society to Information and knowledge based society.