The Microchip’s golden anniversary

Posted: September 13, 2008 in Technology
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I’m a little late on this one since I wasnt able to do much posting yesterday but in case you missed it the Microchip just turned 50! And Texas Instruments celebrated by announcing the new Kilby Labs.

DALLAS (September 12, 2008) – Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE:TXN) announced its new “Kilby Labs” today, a center of innovation designed to foster creative ideas for breakthrough semiconductor technology. Launched on September 12, the 50th anniversary of the integrated circuit, the new labs will build on IC inventor Jack Kilby’s legacy of revolutionizing our lives through chip innovation.

Kilby Labs will be located on TI’s Dallas North Campus and is inspired by the original TI lab, where Kilby first designed the chip that opened the door to 3G cell phones, portable ultrasound machines and automotive antilock braking systems. The new facility, though, will bring together university researchers and leading TI engineers to discover life-changing opportunities for semiconductor technology. From creating new ways to make health care more mobile to harnessing new power sources to enabling more fuel-efficient vehicles, researchers at the Kilby Labs will focus on developing chip advances that make a difference

Read the rest of the press release here.

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