Milestones:Semiconductor Planar Process and Integrated Circuit, 1959
Semiconductor Planar Process and Integrated Circuit, 1959
The 1959 invention of the Planar Process by Jean A. Hoerni and the
Integrated Circuit (IC) based on planar technology by Robert N. Noyce
catapulted the semiconductor industry into the silicon IC era. This pair
of pioneering inventions led to the present IC industry, which today
supplies a wide and growing variety of advanced semiconductor
products used throughout the world.