Semiconductor Export Record; 55% Sequential Growth; 260% Rise Y-O-Y.
‘Exports of British transistors and photo-transistors achieved a new record in March, reaching a value of £117,723. This was a gain of 55 per cent on the February total of £76,006 and a substantial increase of more than 260% on the export figure of £32,900 in March last year.’
So, 50 years ago, starts a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of May 24th 1961.
The story continues:
‘For the first time, exports of transistors exceeded the value of imports – by £8,717. ‘
‘Our biggest supplier of transistor imports in March was the USA (£56,315) with the Netherlands second (£44,777). Transistors to the value of $4,030 were imported from Japan, and £2,240 worth from Switzerland.’