Chip Father, 81, Dead
Jack Kilby, Integrated Circuit Inventor, Dies at 81
Now, folks here and there are always being accused of being the "father of" something or other, but Kilby appears to have been the real deal -- he fathered the modern computer chip. Question: Where's the next "father of" coming from? And what will he -- or she -- parent?
— R. Scott Raynovich, US Editor, Light Reading