When it arrives in the spring, he writes, Texas Instruments’ 66AK2H12 will be one of the most powerful computing chips available.
I like to do a Made By Masters and thought this one may fit the bill. Google recently paid tribute – by means of their colourful search box doodles – to Dr. Robert Moog who “unleashed a new universe of sounds into musicdom” with his invention of the electronic analogue Moog Synthesizer.
Former National Semiconductor analogue guru Bob Pease died the other day, ironically in a car crash driving away from a memorial for Linear Tech’s quiet king of application notes Jim Williams.
Credited with many innovations, including overdubbing, delay and phasing effects, the late Les Paul’s greatest invention was the world’s best selling guitar – the Gibson Les Paul.
We’ve written before about Stairways to Heaven, and steps that don’t go anywhere. Well, here’s a positive example: the room consits of nothing but steps (but useful steps giving access to lots of books).
A reader, Russell Dawson, has bravely stepped forward to present a nomination for the Made By Masters categories…. The SEGA Megadrive.
The extraordinarily cunning and versatile op amp and reference chip is a “symphony with all the components playing in perfect harmony” in the words of Hans Camenzind.
Our Made By Masters series looks at modern design classics in the making and, kicking off with a mobile phone, the first Made By Masters is… …the Motorola RAZR. Its distinctive looks and small size, combined with reasonable(ish) functionality earn it a place in our newly constructed and rather makeshift Pantheon.