Bardeen, Brattain, Shockley invent the transistor

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In 1948, John Bardeen, Walter H. Brattain, and William Shockley invent the transistor. Becomes the building block for all modern electronics and the foundation for microchip and computer technology.

A word about the original artwork: It was created by TMS’s David Rasel, who drew stylistic inspiration from the etchings in Georgius Agricola’s De Re Metallica. David’s mix of anachronism, whimsy, and technical/historical artistic license adds a memorable stamp to the proceedings.

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