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On 16 Dec 1947, Shockey, Bardeen and Brattain produced the first working transistor. Happy 70th birthday
On 14 Jan 1959, Jean Hoerni announced the planar transistor process. One week later, on 23 Jan 1959, Bob Noyce filed a patent for the planar IC. This invention is still fundamental for all ICs today