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Microchip pioneer Jack Kilby, June 20

Microchip pioneer Jack Kilby, who won the 2000 Nobel Prize for his part in creating the microscopic brains powering many of today's digital devices, has died in Dallas on Monday, June 20, 2005, after a brief battle with cancer. He was 81. ``In my opinion, there are only a handful of people... AP/ The News-Gazette, Robin Scholz