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Jul 8 2009   4:35PM GMT

Overheard – 50th anniversary of the integrated circuit

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

The Computer History Museum is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the integrated circuit with a multimedia exhibit called “The Silicon Engine.”

Dan Nosowitz, The First Integrated Circuit Chip: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

How can you resist stopping to read about the Traitorous Eight?

Using oral histories from those who experienced the creation and development of the integrated circuit, the Computer History Museum compiled a documentary on this invention that irrefutably changed the world. The year-long exhibit will feature examples of early transistors, the vacuum tubes they replaced, and early integrated circuits, as well as explaining who was behind the inventions, especially the so-called “Traitorous Eight” engineers that largely developed the IC back in 1959.

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