Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Dawn of the Information Age

When America lead the world on the cutting edge of technology and imagining what we would do with transistors was still science fiction.

Also, when transistors were built in Pennsylvania.


drjim said...

I started with tubes, and watched transistors come on the scene.

When FET's came out, all the solid-state guys were flummoxed because they just couldn't get their brains wrapped around a high-impedance, voltage controlled device, while us old "Tube Guys" smiled and showed the youngsters what they didn't "get".

Thomas said...

Fun geek fact - with the application of sufficient voltage, a transistor can be transformed from an active device into a 3-terminal resistor network!