Stories tagged transistor

On December 16, 1947, William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain succeeded in building the first practical point-contact transistor at Bell Labs. Also see c/net photo series here.

The first transistor was unveiled 60 years ago, in December 1947. The computer you are using to read this has hundreds of millions of them. And the blogger The Speculists considers how that has changed the world.