Transistors: The Greatest Invention of the 20th Century

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Sameeh Shkeer
Jan 23 · 7 min read

The most important invention of the 20th century

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“Necessity is the mother of Invention” — Plato.

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What is a Semiconductor?

What is a Transistor?

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This is the greatest invention of the 20th century. This non-mechanical tiny electric switch can be turned on and off by simply applying a small voltage to its base. It’s superfast ,tiny, and reliable.

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Semiconductor fabs

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From Sand to “Gold”

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Sameeh Shkeer

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Hi! My name is Sameeh Shkeer and I’m an Experienced Software Engineer, with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) focused in Computer Science.

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