Associated Transistors Install Diffusion Furnaces At Basingstoke.
‘Furnaces order from ATL’
was a headline, 50 years ago, in Electronics Weekly’s edition of February 8th 1961.
The story opens:
Associated Transistors Ltd have ordered nine furnaces from Royce Electric Furnaces Ltd for installation at their new transistor factory being erected at Basingstoke.’
The story ends:
‘The new plant will include furnaces for alloying and diffusion.’
‘The designs will incorporate the special requirements of Associated Transistors and the latest American practice.’