19.611 Drummer query

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of David Gants) <dgants_at_ROGERS.COM>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 19:17:28 -0400

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 611.
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        Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 19:01:27 -0400
        From: Edward Vanhoutte <edward.vanhoutte_at_kantl.be>
        Subject: Drummer

Is there anyone out there who can point me at the original text from 1952 in
which GWA Drummer (b. 1909), a British engineer at the UK Royal Radar
Establishment, came up with the original idea of a monolithic integrated
circuit when he wrote: =8CWith the advent of the transistor and the work in
semiconductors generally, it seems now possible to envisage electronic
equipment in a solid block with no connecting wires.=B9 That block could be
made, according to Drummer, of =8Cof layers of insulating, conducting,
rectifying and amplifying materials=B9. (cited in Kungl.
Vetenskapsakademien, Advanced information on the Nobel Prize in Physics
2000, p.6
_phyadv00.pdf>) As we all know, Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce later fought
over the ownership of the original idea of the silicon chip.




Edward Vanhoutte
Independent Researcher
Associate Editor, Literary and Linguistic Computing
University of Antwerp - CDE
Dept. of Literature
Universiteitsplein 1
b-2610 Wilrijk

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