Bardeen, Brattain, Shockley invent the transistor


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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