AnnaBelle Bowers, 87, talks to her granddaughter Carley, 17 (right), and her friends after they returned from lacrosse practice. "I'm not rich money-wise, but with my family I'm a millionaire," Bowers says.
Fairchild's first microchip combined four transistors, six resistors and their interconnecting wires onto a single sliver of silicon, in 1960. Today's microprocessors can employ more than 1 billion transistors.
Fairchild/Courtesy of the Computer History Museum