1/27/2007

BetaNews | Intel Reinvents the Transistor

BetaNews | Intel Reinvents the Transistor

IHP: Intel, IBM seperately reveal transistor breakthrough

The many tech-focused blogs and websites on the internet are heralding the discoveries of Intel and IBM engineers as the most important developments in the history of transistor technology realized since the 1960's. Considering the scope and acceleration of innovation in transistor technology, which is largely responsible for the drastic differences in the society of the 1960's and that of today, this is an amazing assertion. Many of the comments I have read thus far insist that today will go down in the history books as a moment of significant change in the world of computer technology and it may be available to consumers within months.

On the 1st anniversary of the last telegram, I find wisdom in the prophetic words chosen by Samuel Morse for the first message sent using telegraphy- "What hath God wrought?" If we continue to discover and innovate at our current pace, this question is only going to continue to become more and more difficult to answer.
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