Weekend tech reading: The transistor turns 65

Matthew DeCarlo

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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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captaincranky

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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.
 

misor

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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.