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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Jack Kilby, the inventor of the computer microchip in 1958, who died this week with little public recognition, profiled; scenes shown of products dependent on microchips; details given about Kilby's background in engineering. [February 1990, KILBY - talks about the chip & being an engineer; says the term "chip" was an arbitrary choice.] ["The Chip" author T.R. REID- explains how microchips are everywhere & how Jack reduced all the circuitry to a tiny sliver of silicon.] [Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill GATES - says Kilby was a true technology pioneer whose work transformed the world.] [Google Inc. CEO Leo SCHMIDT- cites the importance of the microchip.]
- Vargas, Elizabeth
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