Electronic Genie: The Tangled History of Silicon

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Electronic Genie takes its readers on a two-century journey that begins with Antoine Lavoisiter's prediction of the existence of silicon as an element. It traces the emergence of silicon as key to the development of most forms of today's electronics and its role in making possible the revolutionary digital computer. Loaded with information about such original thinkers as Lavoisier, John Bardeen, Bill Gates, Patrick Haggerty, Gordon Moore, and many more, the volume traces the use of silicon in metallurgy, as a diode rectifier in wireless and radio, and ultimately as a nonlinear element for heterodyne mixing in radar during World War II. Electronic Genie will appeal to students of science and technology as well as to anyone interested in the history of these fields.
 

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Roots
1
Wireless Telegraphy
20
Vacuum Tube Era
39
Semiconductors
49
Rectification
77
Radar
89
French Radar
104
British Radar
113
New Careers
186
Development of Technology and Logic 194860
197
The Integrated Circuit
212
Advances in the 1960s and Visionary Forecasts
220
The 1970s and the Microcontroller
228
Patrick Haggertys Forecast 1964
251
Gordon Moores Forecast 1965
261
NAME INDEX
269

The Radiation Laboratory
124
Japanese Radar
149
The Discrete Transistor
164

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Seitz is president emeritus of Rockfeller University.

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