Happy 50th Birthday Integrated Circuit

IC grows up by growing smaller

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The first handheld, IC-based calculator Early applications for ICs were military (including the Minuteman missile). TI's then-chairman Patrick E. Haggerty set Kilby the challenge of designing a calculator powerful enough to challenge the big electro-mechanical models but small enough to fit in a coat pocket.

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