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Semiconductors had one property that fascinated electrical engineers. A
semiconductor crystal could be made to act as a conductor for electrical current
passing through it in one direction, but not in the other. Engineers had put this
start-up company, however, was Shockley Semiconductor, which Shockley
founded in 1955 in his home town, Palo Alto, California. Shockley's firm
employed many of the best semiconductor people in the world at the time. Those
people didn't ...
Two movements in the application of semiconductor technology reached critical
stages in 1974 and created the climate in which the microcomputer was born.
One was the trend of the semiconductor companies to produce and market ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - joeldinda - LibraryThing
Another pleasant reread of a personal computing history book I originally read in the 1980s. The authors--both of whom edited computer publications as the stories developed--tell the story of the ... Read full review
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A fun book that covers the personal computer revolution from the mid 70's to the late 90's. Lots of great quotes and snippets from interviews plus several picture sections. The only weak part of the ... Read full review
The Voyage to Altair
The Miracle Makers
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Western Sunrise: The Genesis and Growth of Britain's Major High Tech Corridor
No preview available - 1987