Memory Lane of Electronics industry

Computer Accepts Two Languages

Burroughs Adding Machine Company in America have announced a new general-purpose computing system, the B5000, which has been designed to accept the two machine languages, Cobol and Algol, developed for easier programming. So, 54 years ago, started a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of March 1st 1961. The…

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The Challenges Of Instrumentation In Space

How electronics engineers are meeting the technical challenge of instrumentation in research space vehicles was described by a number of speakers last week at the Rocket and Satellite Instrumentation Symposium organised jointly by The British Interplanetary Society and The Society of Instrument Technology. So, 55 years ago, opened a story…

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Missiles and Drones at Farnborough

More missiles and drones on show Was the headline, 54 years ago, on a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of Sept 7th 1960. The story opens: More than a score of missiles and pilotless target aircraft are on display in the Missile Park. A complete twin-barrelled launcher containing…

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Testing Blue Streak's Rolls-Royce Engines.

The use of standard commercial equipment for the control of rocket and missile engine testing at the Ministry of Aviation’s base Spadeadam, Cumberland has proved cheaper than developing special electronic circuitry. So, 55 years ago started a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of Septeber7th 1960. The story continues…

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PO To Build 500ft Tower

The proposed 500ft tower to be built in London by the Post Office is in answer to the “threat to TV and telephone services by new building,” the Postmaster-General announced last week. So, 54 years ago, started a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of February 5th 1961. The…

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Transitron Seeks Engineers

Transitron Electronic Engineers The rapid expansion of the European operation of the Transitron Electronic Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of quality semi-conductors has created many interesting vacancies and applications are invited for the following posts: So, 55 years ago, opened an advertisement in Electronics Weekly’s edition of…

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Russians Make Plastic Transistor

Russian Sets Transistor In Plastic This, 54 years ago, was the headline on a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of April 19th 1961…

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UK Firm To Manufacture Transistors

 The British firm of MCP Electronics is all set to manufacture and market low-priced silicon transistors next March. So, 54 years ago, started a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition on January 4th 1961…

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China should look to Russia for industrial example

ONE of  the big problems China is facing in her efforts to create an industrial society is to establish methods of standardisation. This applies with particular force in the manufacture of radio receivers. So 54 years ago, starts a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of April 12th 1961…

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IR Cameras May Beat Crime

INFRA-RED TV CAMERAS MAY BEAT THE BANK RAIDERS was the headline, 54 years ago of a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of April 19th 1961…

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Mesa Transistors Available From TI

54 years ago, an ad in Electronics Weekly’s edition of April 19th 1961 announced availability of mesa transistors which had boosted the industry’s yields from 10-20% to over 60…

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Russia Faces Radio And TV Problems

A  REVEALING picture of many of the acute problems  facing the radio and television industry in the Soviet Union is given a recent article in the Ekonomicheskaya Gazeta. So, 54 years ago, starts an article in Electronics Weekly’s edition of April 19th 1961…

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The Colour Question

  WHENEVER television is discussed colour always raises its head. So, 54 years ago, started an article in Electronics Weekly’s edition of  April 19th 1961…

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