Historical events

The World Wide Web is 20-years old

Image of the Day: The World Wide Web celebrates its 20-year anniversary article tells that April 30, 2013 marks the 20 year anniversary of the World Wide Web. World Wide Web was put into the public domain on April 30, 1993. The World Wide Web was created few years earlier (1989) by British physicist, Tim

Great people died in 2012

At year 2011 we saw the passing of many of the electronics and computer industry’s greatest engineers and inventors. Several electronics great electronics inventors and related people died in year 2012. Here is my list of people that I have seen mentioned on different news sources: Hans Camenzind was Swiss emigre analog guru who invented

Transistor is 65 years old

Happy birthday, Transistor article tells that the first working version of transistor, the ubiquitous building block of all electronic circuits, was powered up 65 years ago today. The device is jointly credited to William Shockley (1910-1989), John Bardeen (1908-1991) and Walter Brattain (1902-1987), and it was Bardeen and Brattain who operated the first working point-contact

LED is 50 years old

The LED As We Know It Is 50 Years Old Today. In 1962, 50 years ago today, Nick Holonyak Jr. and his team at GE invented the Light Emitting Diode. While LED lights are almost everywhere today, their initial development was ripe with uncertainty and competitive research. A direct result of another groundbreaking technology of