Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime FREE Returns
Return this item for free
  • Free returns are available for the shipping address you chose. You can return the item for any reason in new and unused condition: no shipping charges
  • Learn more about free returns.
FREE delivery Thursday, February 9 if you spend $25 on items shipped by Amazon
Or fastest delivery Tuesday, February 7. Order within 13 hrs 50 mins
In Stock.
[{"displayPrice":"$18.00","priceAmount":18.00,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"18","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"00","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"zyxLXVrOsXZnGn7Nv8A74p8E1E%2F%2FedJ9SAbI4Jkn18qNlLES2jUh%2FGHzAL34R7yB9d%2F%2BQKyvYSTZ5J61WnmUhH4u6lIE10AoaJt1OuaGtRWFmAw9QssiDlcpN9eREAe3X7cN2C%2F3NcY%3D","locale":"en-US","buyingOptionType":"NEW"},{"displayPrice":"$6.99","priceAmount":6.99,"currencySymbol":"$","integerValue":"6","decimalSeparator":".","fractionalValue":"99","symbolPosition":"left","hasSpace":false,"showFractionalPartIfEmpty":true,"offerListingId":"9o83DLoadFM1018iuoaPVyEK4k3E7NlimUylAFMd70WOAuqrEjFcPczEnaDpHiRMGYOjnfN1Zq70cEITY8qmhux2vo9BBeHeRiMa2RIGja2hudFCdaoAQ5OisT1WrA6BFhiispLfSTtgOWRyPKr98ozkpgzcyRLQFHv3JC%2BAf5oeJgw3hOiGmbAOrzB7bWab","locale":"en-US","buyingOptionType":"USED"}]
$$18.00 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Price
Subtotal
$$18.00
Subtotal
Initial payment breakdown
Shipping cost, delivery date, and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from
Amazon.com
Sold by
Amazon.com
Ships from
Amazon.com
Sold by
Amazon.com
Return policy: Eligible for Return, Refund or Replacement within 30 days of receipt
This item can be returned in its original condition for a full refund or replacement within 30 days of receipt.
The Chip : How Two Americ... has been added to your Cart
Get Fast, Free Shipping with Amazon Prime
FREE delivery Friday, February 10 if you spend $25 on items shipped by Amazon
Used: Acceptable | Details
Sold by gatecitybooks
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Book shows significant wear but is still a good reading copy. Cover and pages are in tact but may show creases, tears, water damage, handwriting, underlining, or highlighting. Supplemental items such as access codes and CDs not guaranteed. Guaranteed Delivery Direct From Amazon Warehousing!
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell?
Other Sellers on Amazon
Added
$17.34
& FREE Shipping
Sold by: Book Depository US
Sold by: Book Depository US
(950666 ratings)
91% positive over last 12 months
In stock.
Usually ships within 2 to 3 days.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Added
$14.94
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: allnewbooks
Sold by: allnewbooks
(270911 ratings)
91% positive over last 12 months
In stock.
Usually ships within 4 to 5 days.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Kindle app logo image

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle for Web.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

The Chip : How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution Paperback – October 9, 2001

4.6 out of 5 stars 302 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Paperback
$18.00
$12.12 $3.61

Enhance your purchase


The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now.

Frequently bought together

  • The Chip : How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution
  • +
  • Crystal Fire: The Invention of the Transistor and the Birth of the Information Age (Sloan Technology Series)
  • +
  • The Idea Factory
Total price:
To see our price, add these items to your cart.
Choose items to buy together.

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

They're everywhere, but where did they come from? Silicon chips drive just about everything that sucks power, from toys to heart monitors, but their inventors aren't nearly as widely known as Edison and Ford. Journalist T.R. Reid has thoroughly updated The Chip, his 1985 exploration of the life work of inventors Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce, to reflect the colossal shift toward smarter gadgets that has taken place since then.

Satisfying as both biography and basic science text, the book perfectly captures the independence and near-obsessive problem-solving talents of the two men. Though ultimately only one of them (Noyce) ended up with legal rights to the invention, they shared a respect for each other that persisted throughout their careers. Since Kilby won the 2000 Nobel Prize for Physics for his work, the story is all the more compelling and intriguing over 40 years after the invention. Reid's work uncovers human dimensions we'd never expect to see from 1950s engineering research. --Rob Lightner

From Publishers Weekly

In 1958, "before Chernobyl, before the Challenger rocket blew up, before the advent of Internet porn or cell phones that ring in the middle of the opera," when "`technological progress' still had only positive connotations," Jack Kilby had a good idea, but wasn't sure if his boss at Texas Instruments in Dallas would let him try it. In 1959, in what would become Silicon Valley, Robert Noyce had the same idea about overcoming "the numbers barrier" in electronics: "in a computer with tens of thousands of components... things were just about impossible to make," says Noyce. In his completely revised and updated edition of The Chip: How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution, Washington Post reporter and columnist T.R. Reid (Confucius Lives Next Door) investigates these underappreciated heroes of the technological age and the global repercussions of their invention. The enormity of their accomplishment was fully recognized only in 2000, when Kilby won the Nobel Prize. 3-city author tour.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Random House Trade Paperbacks; Revised edition (October 9, 2001)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0375758283
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0375758287
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 9.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.29 x 0.71 x 7.94 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 302 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

T. R. Reid is a longtime correspondent for The Washington Post and former chief of its Tokyo and London bureaus as well as a commentator for National Public Radio. His books include The United States of Europe, The Chip, and Confucius Lives Next Door.

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5
302 global ratings

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 4, 2023
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on May 4, 2020
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 1, 2018
16 people found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

The Reader
3.0 out of 5 stars Overhere and overdone
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on July 22, 2011
Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a nice piece of industrial and technical history
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on September 10, 2014
Pankaj Kumar Saini
5.0 out of 5 stars Must buy
Reviewed in India 🇮🇳 on May 27, 2020
4 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Reid has succintly captured the story of two disparate individuals ...
Reviewed in India 🇮🇳 on May 22, 2017
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Mauricio Yoary Gonzalez Martinez
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesante para gente que inicia en la informática
Reviewed in Mexico 🇲🇽 on December 10, 2022