A worker in a Naval Supply Depot warehouse loads small items into baskets that are equipped with coded microchips for inventory control purposes U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, ID: 6442600
First working model of microchip
September 12, 1958
Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments produced a microcircuit with both active and passive components fabricated from semiconductor material. Kirby used gold “flying wires” to connect the transistor, capacitor and resistor elements.