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"The Transistor was probably the most
important invention of the 20th Century,
and the story behind the invention is one
of clashing egos and top secret research."
- Ira Flatow, Transistorized!
Brattain Shockley, Bardeen
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The discovery of the electron is a good place to startWhat's a PN junction?Learn about "Miracle Month"Find out about the integrated circuitWhat will become of the transistor? Your Guide: Ira Flatow

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