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Calvin F. Quate, National Medal of Science and IEEE Medal of Honor Recipient, Dies at 95

IEEE also remembers other members, including Elwyn Berlekamp, who worked on the Voyager program

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The Transistor at 75

The past, present, and future of the modern world’s most important invention

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Lisa Sheehan
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Seventy-five years is a long time. It’s so long that most of us don’t remember a time before the transistor, and long enough for many engineers to have devoted entire careers to its use and development. In honor of this most important of technological achievements, this issue’s package of articles explores the transistor’s historical journey and potential future.

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