The Chip

How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution

By T. R. Reid
Random House Trade, Paperback, 9780375758287, 320pp.

Publication Date: October 9, 2001

List Price: $16.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.
Shop Local
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.




Description

Barely fifty years ago a computer was a gargantuan, vastly expensive thing that only a handful of scientists had ever seen. The world’s brightest engineers were stymied in their quest to make these machines small and affordable until the solution finally came from two ingenious young Americans. Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce hit upon the stunning discovery that would make possible the silicon microchip, a work that would ultimately earn Kilby the Nobel Prize for physics in 2000. In this completely revised and updated edition of The Chip, T.R. Reid tells the gripping adventure story of their invention and of its growth into a global information industry. This is the story of how the digital age began.




About the Author
T.R. Reid graduated from Princeton University in 1966 and has since worked as a naval officer, teacher, lawyer, and journalist. Since 1977 he has been a reporter on the National News staff of the "Washington Post".
Indie Bookstore Finder
EBbooks and EReaders
Find great gifts: Signed books
Link to IndieBound