From November 17, 1947 to December 23, 1947, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain at AT&T's Bell Labs in the United States, performed experiments and observed that when two gold point contacts were applied to a crystal of germanium, a signal was produced with the output power greater than the input. Solid State Physics Group leader William Shockley saw the potential in this, and over the next few months worked to greatly expand the knowledge of semiconductors. Wikipedia®
Of course real silicon transistors and integrated circuits soon followed.
Coinkydink or reverse engineering? /tinfoil
To: this_ol_patriot; LucyT
posted on 08/07/2012 9:50:22 PM PDT
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