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Moore's Law

Moore’s Law is a common term amongst computing communities that describes the principal of the increasing amount of transistors within a CPU (Central Processing Unit).  The law specifies that every two years the number of transistors in an… 413 more words

Computer Human Interaction

T is for Transistor Radio

Many researchers and inventors were working on a functional transistor device before it was ultimately made. Two patents for similar devices were submitted. One for a field effect transistor was filed in Canada by Hungarian physicist Julius Edgar Lilenfeld in 1925. 469 more words

Thomas Friedman: Moore’s Law Turns 50

New York Times — SAN FRANCISCO — On April 19, 1965, just over 50 years ago, Gordon Moore, then the head of research for Fairchild Semiconductor and later one of the co-founders of Intel, was asked by Electronics Magazine to submit an article predicting what was going to happen to integrated circuits, the heart of computing, in the next 10 years. 154 more words





Transistors make our electronics world go ‘round. They’re critical as a control source in just about every modern circuit. Sometimes you see them, but more-often-than-not they’re hidden deep within the die of an… 5,466 more words


Review: Transistor Tester

Amazon has been getting creepier and creepier lately with their recommendations.  Every time I log in, I’m presented with a list of new Blinky LEDs, Raspberry Pi accessories, Arduino shields, and the like. 777 more words

Tool Hacks

As Moore’s Law turns 50, computer chips continue to get cheaper and more powerful

On April 19, 1965, an article was published ( http://www.computerhistory.org/semiconductor/timeline/1965-Moore.html )  in Electronics Magazine by a electrical engineering researcher from CalTech, theorizing that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit would double every year. 246 more words

Moore's Law Is Dead. Long Live Moore's Law.

The year is 1965. The Beatles release four albums. The war rages on in Vietnam. And a research-and-development professional by the name of Gordon Moore… 878 more words