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Partially recorded in the part of California, US, known as Silicon Valley, this programme tells the first part of the history of microelectronics. Three of the major world figures in the developmen...t of silicon integrated circuits tell the story from their perspective, in interviews recorded exclusively for the series: Geoff Dummer, the UK electronics engineer who forecast 'solid circuits' in a landmark paper in 1952; Jack Kilby (recorded from Dallas Texas) who was the first to make a silicon circuit, in 1958; Gordon Moore, the co-founder of the Intel corporation in 1968, makers of the first micro-processors, and one of the founding fathers of the micro-electronics industry.
Metadata describing this Open University audio programme
Series: Technology Faculty Radio; Series 1
Episode 6
First transmission date: 1996-09-22
Original broadcast channel: Radio 4 LW
Published: 1996
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Duration: 00:28:58
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Producer: Philip Ashby
Contributors: Geoff Dummer; Jack Kilby; Gordon Moore
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Integrated circuits; Microelectronics; Silicon chip
Master spool number: 95YT0370
Production number: T006_06
Available to public: no