Tracing the history of electronics through the Old Calculator Web Museum

Our series on the birth of the transistor — and with it, the birth of our modern technological world — brought us to some interesting places. It turns out the transistor really does live in just about every technological advancement you can think of amid all of the electronic innovations over the years.

When researching the significance of a novel approach to transistors called MOSFET, we learned that this was the technology that really unlocked the transistor’s potential. It allowed for them to continually get manufactured smaller and smaller, which meant you could fit more and more of them on