May 7 1952 – Geoffrey W.A. Dummer Proposes the Integrated Circuit

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May 7 1952 – Geoffrey W.A. Dummer Proposes the Integrated CircuitRate this post In a world built on the microchip, it is easy to forget just how revolutionary the idea for an integrated circuit was when it debuted. First proposed by Geoffrey W.A. Dummer in a research paper published on May 7, 1952, the electronic breakthrough has dramatically shifted the human experience. What was once viewed as simply a method for mass producing semiconductors is now used in everything from greeting cards to a child’s toy. Alessandro Volta, an Italian physicist, created the first rudimentary electrical circuit in 1800 using a basic salt solution connected with a pair of metal […]