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"The first digital use of the transistor for consumers was in a calculator," says Rick Bensene, curator of the Old Calculator Web Museum.
Mohamed Atalla of Egypt and Dawon Kahng of Korea are responsible for the technology that helped harness the transistor's power.
Silicon Valley exists for a number of reasons. Chief among them might be the mother of a Nobel Prize winner.
The transistor starts to shine when Texas Instruments asks Regency to make a radio for more mobile listening.
It's responsible for the transistor, information theory, pioneering satellite work and more.
Bell Labs was the research arm of AT&T, a monopoly at the time the transistor was invented.
The transistor was born in 1947 at Bell Labs in New Jersey. We're looking into the culture of innovation that made it possible.