Semiconductor electronics is the major technology of our age. Its achievement and potential are vast, its application and influence ubiquitous, its social and economic consequences uncertain. Semiconductor electronics has become the vehicle for nearly all technological change and, consequently, the subject of much discussion. This revised and up dated edition is offered as a basic contribution to that vital discussion by authors who have long studied the process of technological change and who are familiar with the peculiarities of the semiconductor industry. Although it dealt with a highly technical subject, the first edition proved readily intelligible to a wide audience. The second edition is designed for that same group - those who seek an understanding of the processes at the heart of technological change.
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- Edition: 2nd Edition
- Date Published: October 1982
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521289030
- length: 256 pages
- dimensions: 228 x 152 x 23 mm
- weight: 0.405kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Preface to the second edition
Preface to the first edition
1. An innovation based on science
3. Science after the Second World War
4. The Bell Laboratories
5. The transistor
6. A new industry
7. The pace of progress
8. The integrated circuit
9. Very large scale integration
10. The American semiconductor industry
11. The international semiconductor industry
12. Reflections on an electronic age
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