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Old 21st December 2007, 12:04 PM   #1
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Default Happy Birthday to Shockley's baby

How did we pass this up ? -- the transistor had it's 60th birthday on December 16th -- Elektor email mentioned this morning.

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Old 21st December 2007, 12:05 PM   #2
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Old 21st December 2007, 12:08 PM   #3
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oops, I searched under "December 16" and only got unrelated hits. you can remove the post.
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Old 21st December 2007, 06:03 PM   #4
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I have an original color photo of the transistor, actually signed
by the inventors.

A scanned copy of this (1.1 MB) can be downloaded:

www.passlabs.com/np/Transistor.jpg
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Can you imagine some scientists coming up with that these days ? They'd be fired on the spot!!

It's amazing that modern transistorised electronics evolved from something that looks so crude
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