Global Standards for the Microelectronics Industry
JEDEC History - Pre-1960s
The Radio Manufacturers Association, one of JEDEC's parent entities, is established.
JETEC (Joint Electron Tube Engineering Council) is created by the Radio Manufacturers Association and the National Electronic Manufacturers Association to formalize electron tube standardization, including those used in memory.
Bell Labs invents the transistor.
Texas Instruments introduces the transistor radio.
Bell Labs introduces an all-transistor computer.
William Shockley and two others win the Nobel Prize for inventing the transistor.
Fairchild Semiconductor founded.
Semiconductor industry hits $100 million in sales
Integrated circuit invented.
JEDEC is created to formalize Solid State Device standardization (including transistor circuits used in memory circuits).