On September 9, 1997, Texas Instruments unveiled a new $150
million research and development building, named in honor
of Jack S. Kilby. The Kilby Center, located on TI’s North
Campus in Dallas, was built as one of the world’s most advanced
research centers for silicon manufacturing.
Today the Kilby Center continues to support leading edge manufacturing,
including advanced 90nm and 65nm processes on 200mm wafers.
TI researchers now develop breakthrough manufacturing processes
on the larger, 300mm wafers in DMOS 6. Those processes serve
as the technology base for the creation of TI’s leading-edge
digital signal processing solutions and help TI maintain its
recognized DSP leadership.
In 1958, TI engineer Jack Kilby sparked the electronics revolution
by his invention of the integrated circuit. While Kilby’s
invention contained just one transistor, today TI’s most advanced
microchips can pack hundreds of million of transistors onto
a piece of silicon.
"Not only is Jack Kilby’s invention one of the most
significant of our time, it is one of the most significant
of all time," said Tom Engibous, TI President and Chief
Executive Officer. "Jack did more than invent the integrated
circuit that day...he invented the future."