Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
Fable: The Commercialisation Of Inspiration
There was once a company which did something remarkably clever.
When the whole of the semiconductor industry made transistors out of germanium, the company made a transistor out of silicon.
What’s more the company got the silicon transistor to market in the same year it was invented.
This gave the company a three year lead on the market.
Moral: Commercialisation is as important as inspiration.Tags: commercialisation, fable, inspiration, semiconductor industry, transistors