Memory Lane of Electronics industry

Understanding Computers

55 years ago, the Quote of the Week in Electronics Weekly’s edition of November 30th 1960 was: “Experts will say that it would take two or three months to explain how a computer works,. I’ll tell you in 75 seconds. All it is is a shell of steel…

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The Thinking Computer

A computer that thinks for itself was the headline 55 years ago on a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of November 30th 1960…

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Russky BS

One of the difficulties confronting anyone endeavouring to appraise the changing Soviet scene, whether in the field of science or indeed of politics, is to penetrate behind the rather exaggerated and high-flown language used by the Russians to describe a particular Soviet achievement, development or plan So, 55 years…

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Matchstick-Sized Blood Pressure Transducer

A blood pressure transducer the size of a match-stick and an ultrasonic blood flow measuring device were among topics discussed at a meeting between leading British heart surgeons and engineers in London last week. So, 54 years ago, started a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of April 5th…

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Telephone Week

Figures showing the growth of the telephone service were given in the Commons by the Post-Master General Mr Reginald Bevins. So, 54 years ago, starts a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of April 5th 1961…

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The Superconductivity Phenomenon

That a superconducting substance will go normal when the current density in it exceeds a critical value is well known. The current needs to be of the order of 107 amp/sq cm. So, 55 years ago, starts a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of October 5th 1960…

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STL Pushes Semi Research

The Stantec Zebra Computer installed at the Standard Telecommunications Laboratories, Harlow, is being used, along with its many other duties, to translate measurements obtained in the form of Smith charts into H parameters. So, 54 years ago, started a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of January 18th 1961…

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Ferranti Sets Up Semiconductor Test Lab

A 3000 sq ft laboratory devoted to proving the design and serviceability of silicon semiconductor devices has been established by Ferranti Ltd in their Gem Mill factory at Oldham, Lancashire. So, 54 years ago, started a story in Electronics Weekly’s issue of March 15 1961…

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High Vacuum Variable Capacitors Manufactured In UK

ENGLISH ELECTRIC announce the first HIGH VACUUM VARIABLE CAPACITORS developed and manufactured in Britain So, 54 years ago, proclaimed an advertisement in Electronics Weekly’s edition of March 29th 1961…

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Widespread Growth In Fuel Cell Research

Much of the recent widespread growth of fuel cell research is due to a demand for power circuits to meet military and other specialised requirements. So, 54 years ago, starts an article by Dr A.B.Hart of the Advanced Projects Division of the CEGB, in Electronics Weekly’s edition…

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Neuristors Show Promise

How can solid state electronics mature without losing its youth? This question was posed in the US recently by Dr J.C Linvill of the Stanford Electronics Laboratory. So, 54 years ago, began a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of March 29th 1961…

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The Man On The Moon

The key space question now before the Kennedy administration is whether to launch a crash programme to land a free world astronaut on the Moon before the Communists. So, 53 years ago, started a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of April 26th 1961…

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Plessey's Year Of Expansion

Plessey’s Year Of Expansion was the headline, 53 years ago, in Electronics Weekly’s edition of January 18th 1961…

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