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Achievements Etched in Silicon

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Science  20 Oct 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5491, pp. 424-425
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5491.424b

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All three recipients of this year's Nobel Prize in physics--Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments in Dallas; Herbert Kroemer of the University of California, Santa Barbara; and Zhores Alferov of the A. F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia--made their crowning achievements with silicon. Computers, cell phones, and CD players rely on technology they made possible.