Memory Lane of Electronics industry

British Army To Use Drones

Some of the ways in which the modern army is making use of electronics were described by the War Minister, Mr John Profumo, in the Commons last week. So, 54 years ago, started a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of March 15th 1961…

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Ferranti Lab For Gem Mill

A 3,000 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 starts a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of March 15th 1961…

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Radar Courses In Cowes

A visit to the Isle of Wight generally spells holiday time and, if the place is Cowes, yachting. But there’s at least one spot in Cowes where the accent is on work and study – the newly-established Decca Radar School. So, 54 years ago, started a story in Electronics…

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IBM To Have First Cryogenic Computer

International Business Machines Corp expect to have the first commercial application of cryogenics in computers in 1984. So, 54 years ago started a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of May 22nd 1961…

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Military-Industrial Complex Boosted

The Kennedy administration seems to promise to the three military services – Air Force, Army and Navy – much of what the Eisenhower administration denied them. So, 55 years ago, starts a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of November 30 1960…

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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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