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The number of transistors in the world today
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:51 am    Post subject: The number of transistors in the world today Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

"There are more transistors in the world today than the leaves on all the trees in all the world."

I didn't catch the name of who said that. It was a guest on PRI's Innovation Hub. I just thought some of you would find that quote interesting. Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

sadly the one thing what comes to my mind is:
even if we would have 100 times more transistors like we already have collected now, it wouldnt help much, the human race will stay the same stupid bunch like ever...

genderwise i would like to know if the are more NPN or PNP outta

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The guest was there to discuss precision and engineering - how important it is and how much we take it for granted today. He prefaced that statement with describing how small transistors are and how many can fit on an area the size of his pinky fingernail, then compared it to an equivalent device in the 40's that would have been the size of his fist.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transistor_count
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

interesting overview grumble,. thats a bit more than I was expecting Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

50.000.000.000 on a chip of 8cm2 😳
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