News Transistor celebrates its 60th birthday

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 17 Dec 2007.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

    Joined:
    3 Apr 2007
    Posts:
    11,343
    Likes Received:
    292
  2. BioSniper

    BioSniper New Member

    Joined:
    5 Feb 2002
    Posts:
    3,815
    Likes Received:
    18
    Happy birthday transistor, I shall have a pint in thy honour.

    Long live the transistor, woot and all that.
     
  3. HellRazor

    HellRazor New Member

    Joined:
    26 Jun 2005
    Posts:
    108
    Likes Received:
    0
    *Salutes transistor*

    Thank you mr. Transistor, without you my job would suck-literally! (designing chips with vacuum tube...YUCK!)
     
  4. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

    Joined:
    1 Nov 2004
    Posts:
    1,753
    Likes Received:
    0
    erm it's not the 60th birthday of the transistor.. they have been around since the 1940's at least as very expensive unreliable devices. I think this 60th aniversiry may be the 60th aniversiry of a transistor design that worked better?
     
  5. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

    Joined:
    14 Sep 2005
    Posts:
    9,056
    Likes Received:
    351
    anyway happy birthday.....
     
  6. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

    Joined:
    15 Aug 2007
    Posts:
    10,536
    Likes Received:
    223
    it's amazing that we are still using the Transistor..... i really hope they can come up with some new technology, since soon, when we reach 32nm, it'd be near impossible to go any smaller, faster.

    anyway, happy birthday.

    in reply to your article's last comment: i did, in fact, used a few of those old Bipolar transistors to make an amplifier based on Long Tail Pair, and soon, the burnt down building will be rebuilt, where every undergraduate's chip projects can resume using the clean room
    (cookie for whoever can guess which university had their clean room burnt down 2 years ago)
     
  7. Brooxy

    Brooxy Like a boss (but not a boss)

    Joined:
    20 Apr 2006
    Posts:
    2,084
    Likes Received:
    102
    Southampton Uni.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/4390048.stm

    Remembered one of my mates from soton telling me about it. Dang my memory is good....

    And in other news...

    Happ B'day transistor. Looks like I have my excuse to have a pint tonight. Without transistors, i'd be extremely bored.
     
    Last edited: 20 Dec 2007
  8. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

    Joined:
    15 Aug 2007
    Posts:
    10,536
    Likes Received:
    223
    great memory, cookie!
    [​IMG]

    yeah right, i was using a 10% effecient solar cell made by the clean room before it's burnt down...... Stanford are producing 30% and best was 40% efficient solar cells.
     
  9. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

    Joined:
    12 Feb 2005
    Posts:
    1,564
    Likes Received:
    43
    Its about time they reverse engineered some more alien technology!
     
  10. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

    Joined:
    21 Apr 2007
    Posts:
    7,379
    Likes Received:
    164
    Happy Birthday :confused:
     
Tags: Add Tags

Share This Page