JEDEC History - Pre-1960s

1947

Bell Labs invents the transistor

1954

Texas Instruments introduces the transistor radio.
Bell Labs introduces an all-transistor computer.

1955

William Shockley and two others win the Nobel Prize for inventing the transistor.

1957

Fairchild Semiconductor founded.
Semiconductor industry hits $100 million in sales

1958

Integrated circuit invented.
EIA establishes JEDEC.

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