Weekend tech reading: The transistor turns 65

By Matthew
Dec 16, 2012
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  1. The transistor, the ubiquitous building block of all electronic circuits, will be 65 years old on Sunday. The device is jointly credited to William Shockley (1910-1989), John Bardeen (1908-1991) and Walter Brattain (1902-1987), and it was Bardeen and Brattain who...

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  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,391   +829

    I think it's important to note that that transistor was invented under the umbrella of Bell Laboratories!

    So yeah, you have Ma Bell to thank for it.
  3. misor

    misor TechSpot Addict Posts: 965   +147

    Lol, when I was little, the transistor I knew was a "transistor radio" powered by two to four eveready D batteries.

    then a local electric cooperative was established connecting our neighborhood with the national electric grid, which then paved the way for our neighbors to buy/use electric sony radio cassette recorder/player with FM.


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