In July 1958, Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments suggested building all of the components of a circuit completely in silicon . By September 12, 1958, Kilby had built a working model of the first “solid circuit,” the size of a pencil point. A couple of months later in January 1959, Robert Noyce of Fairchild Semiconductor developed a better way to connect the different components of a circuit , . Later, in the spring of 1959, Fairchild Semiconductor demonstrated the first planar circuit — a “unitary circuit.” The first monolithic integrated circuit (IC) was born, where multiple transistors coexisted with passive components on the same physical substrate .
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