Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
Fable: The Genius Who Did The Impossible
Once upon a time, a genius produced a brilliant chip which could boost the strength of an incoming signal by 7,000 times.
Advertised at $50, the chip couldn’t be bought retail for under $300 and was not easy to obtain even at that price.
Then the genius did what was thought to be impossible – he produced a second chip which could boost a signal by 70,000 times.
Customer demand for chips designed by the genius exceeded estimated demand by a factor of 10, and production was sold out for two years.
MORAL: The impossible is often the untried.Tags: customer demand, fable, genius, incoming signal