Isaac Asimov is reported to have described the invention of the integrated circuit (IC) as 'the most important moment since human emerged as a life form'. Although it sounds exaggerated (when IC is compared with sliced bread :) ), 95% of last year's worldwide semiconductor revenue (~$460 billion) was from ICs. The concept of an IC as in its present form was considered technologically not feasible by Bell Labs (where transistor was invented and home to 6 other Nobel prizes in Physics). Circuit designers saw it as a threat to their livelihood and resisted its use when it was introduced. In this talk, I plan to cover its history from the early days of Solid State Physics to 1970s when the Valley of heart's delight (Santa Clara valley) was renamed as Silicon Valley.
Prof. Deleep R Nair
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