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Offline xrunner

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Transistor Full Documentary
« on: January 15, 2017, 03:17:46 pm »
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Re: Transistor Full Documentary
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 06:42:51 pm »
This documentary is really biased!

Looking forward to watching it. Looks rad.  :)
 
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Re: Transistor Full Documentary
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2017, 04:09:11 pm »
Watched it the other day. It was pretty good. Read "The Idea Factory" for a more in depth story.
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Re: Transistor Full Documentary
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2017, 10:09:48 pm »
Watched.  Good stuff.
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Re: Transistor Full Documentary
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2017, 11:51:47 pm »
Wow, that was pretty good. I never knew how small Shockley's role in the discovery of the Point-Contact Transistor actually was. That said, he was on the right track initially with the field-effect transistor, and he *did* end up (very quickly as it turns out) building on the point-contact device to create the NPN sandwich which could be reliably manufactured and packaged.

So I'd say ultimately he deserves equal credit.
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