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[S/I/M] The History of the Electronics Industry- Ep.5 William Shockley and the Semiconductor

Semiconductors are called the rice of the electronics industry because they are an indispensable component of electronic devices. What changes have semiconductors brought to our lives?

A vacuum tube computer ‘ENIAC’ was about the size of a house. Thanks to the invention of a transistor, the size of computers was reduced to 1/300 of ENIAC’s. Later, transistors were developed into IC chips, allowing electronic devices to become smaller and more efficient for powerful performance.

With the evolution of semiconductors, the computer industry began to evolve dramatically, and smaller and high-performing electronic products such as digital cameras, MP3 players, and mobile phones began to appear in the 1990s.

Today, we live in a world of convenience brought by the advancement of smartphones that can perform multiple functions with a single device.

What will semiconductors look like in our lives? In the video, discover the history of semiconductors that have made a significant change in people’s lives.

[00:17] The beginning of the semiconductor
[00:37] The invention of the semiconductor by three scientists of Bell Laboratories
[01:06] The working principle of transistor
[01:18] Ever-evolving society with the development of semiconductors

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