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The Southampton/UCL Interdisciplinary Optoelectronics Research Centre

The Southampton/UCL Interdisciplinary Optoelectronics Research Centre
The Southampton/UCL Interdisciplinary Optoelectronics Research Centre
1. What is Wrong with Electronics?
When the transistor was invented in the 1950s a revolution in the methods of electronic information processing was immediately foreseen. Compared with its predecessor, the electronic valve, the transistor was small, highly-efficient, and, above all, reliable. The impact of the transistor on electronics, indeed on all aspects of our lives, is so immense that it could not have been fully appreciated at the beginning of its development. Nowadays we do not rely on individual transistors but take for granted a "silicon chip" a few millimeters square containing hundreds of thousands of them. The roomsize computer can now be carried in a pocket and requires no external power supply.
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2. Optical fiber communications
3. Optoelectronics
4. The Optoelectronics Research Centre
5. Research programs
6. The Future
Gambling, W.A.
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Gambling, W.A.
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Gambling, W.A. (1992) The Southampton/UCL Interdisciplinary Optoelectronics Research Centre. Advanced Materials.

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Abstract

1. What is Wrong with Electronics?
When the transistor was invented in the 1950s a revolution in the methods of electronic information processing was immediately foreseen. Compared with its predecessor, the electronic valve, the transistor was small, highly-efficient, and, above all, reliable. The impact of the transistor on electronics, indeed on all aspects of our lives, is so immense that it could not have been fully appreciated at the beginning of its development. Nowadays we do not rely on individual transistors but take for granted a "silicon chip" a few millimeters square containing hundreds of thousands of them. The roomsize computer can now be carried in a pocket and requires no external power supply.
.......
2. Optical fiber communications
3. Optoelectronics
4. The Optoelectronics Research Centre
5. Research programs
6. The Future

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Published date: January 1992
Venue - Dates: Advanced Materials, 1992-01-01
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/379776
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