"Last week's news that the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
gave its 2000 Nobel Prize in physics to Dallas' Jack St. Clair
Kilby coincides with the announcement of the 2000 Kilby Awards
"The Kilby Awards Foundation was created by Dallas
businesswoman Victoria Smith Downing and a small group of
philanthropic, civic and business leaders in 1990 to honor Mr.
"His invention of the integrated circuit and co-invention of
the handheld calculator inspired the foundation, which "identifies,
celebrates and provides heroic role models for future
"This year's laureates were chosen for "embracing the spirit of
creativity for the benefit of humanity."