The original integrated circuit of Jack Kilby. In 1947, he received a degree in Electrical Engineering. On this day, February 6, in 1959, Kilby, a young engineer at Texas Instruments, filed a patent for his invention, the integrated circuit, the first of its kind. In 1958, there was a milestone in integrated circuit research when engineer Jack Kilby discovered that all parts of an IC could be made out of semiconductor material. But for Mr. Kilby, who died Monday at 81, the real prize was watching his Jack Kilby: Texas Instruments had discovered that several electrical components could be built from silicon, although at the time they were only interested in developing their work on transistors. In 2000, Kilby was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his part in the invention of the integrated circuit. But over in California, another man had similar ideas. Jack St. Clair Kilby was born on November 8, 1923 and attended school in Great Bend. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on December 10, 2000. He was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, and was raised in Great Bend, Kansas, where he was brought up amongst the industrious descendants of the western settlers of the American Great Plains. As it happened, Jack Kilby did even- tually win the Nobel Prize, although the Royal Swedish Academy didn't award it until more than 40 years after his 1958 breakthrough and after he had received úost every other honor and award an engineer can receive. Kilby received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Born on 8 th November, 1923, Jack St. Clair Kilby was an American electrical engineer who took part in the realization of the first integrated circuit, along with Robert Noyce. Jack Ma is the founder of the E-commerce giant Alibaba and is a stakeholder at Alipay, itâs sister company which is an e-payment portal.He is now officially the richest man in China with an estimated net worth of $25 Billion, on the back of the recent world record $150 Billion IPO filing of his company.Given all of this, Jack Ma only holds a 7.8% stake in Alibaba and a 50% stake in Alipay. Until Jack Kilby discovered a solution. At the time, Kilby had just started working at Texas Instruments (TI) in Texas â¦ Texas Instruments commemorates the 50th anniversary of the integrated circuit with the opening of Kilby Labs, honoring Nobel-prize-winning inventor of the integrated circuit, Jack Kilby. Jack St. Clair Kilby (November 8, 1923 â June 20, 2005) was an American electrical engineer who took part (along with Robert Noyce) in the realization of the first integrated circuit while working at Texas Instruments (TI) in 1958. In January of 1959, Robert Noyce (see his biography) was working at a small startup companyâFairchild Semiconductor, which he and 7 of his colleagues established in 1957, leaving Shockley Semiconductor.He also realized a whole circuit could be made on a single chip. https://slate.com/culture/2009/06/1959-when-america-first-met-the-microchip.html The integrated circuit (IC) chip was invented during 1958â1959. On the 30th anniversary of the invention of the integrated circuit, the Governor of Texas dedicated an official Texas historical marker near the site of the TI laboratory where Mr. Kilby did his work.