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Jack Kilby Dies, One Of 'A Handful Of People Whose Works Have Truly Transformed The World'

Nobel laureate Jack Kilby, whose 1958 invention of the integrated circuit opened the way for the microchips that are the brains of today's computers, video games, DVD players and cell phones, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 81.

Kilby died Monday, according to Texas Instruments, where Kilby worked for many years.