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The discovery of microchip is such revolution in technology. This component allows much information can be stored cheaply and efficiently. Actually, how microchip works has the similarity with previous equipments. There are basic electronic components such as resistors, capacitors, transistors, diodes, rectifiers which are connected by wires. The more the number of basic components, the higher the performance will be. The higher the expected results, the casing will be greater because of the number of basic components could be thousands. Here are the explanations about microchip. If you want to know more, just visit microchip.com.
The basic component of the microchip is already a unity that can be directly used. Advanced computer should be as big as the building, and then it can be decreased in size to be 2 kg. In addition, due to the findings of the microchip, the development of information technology grows crazily. Besides, it is able to streamline the performance of other electronic equipments, such as microchip mobile, console, flat screen TV, Internet connection, until the missile.
If we know what microchip is for, it is better for us to know Jack St. Clair Kilby, the inventor of microchip. Jack Kilby had decided to pursue the field of electronics since high school age. He started to be interested in this field when his father as an electrical engineer had problems with his business. When a huge ice storm happened and destroyed most of the telephone and power lines in the western area of Kansas, Jack Kilby’s father lost contact with a lot of customers because of the death of phone lines and electricity. He then worked with amateur radio operators to get in contact with the customers. Jack Kilby became very interested in seeing this partnership and immediately decided to depth. After graduating from high school, then he obtained Bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois and Wisconsin. Afterwards, he began his career in 1947 at Centralab division of Globe Union Inc., Milwaukee. His job is to develop the technology of power tools. Those