The Ultimate Transistor Timeline

Even as the initial sales receipts for the first transistors to hit the market were being tallied up in 1948, the next generation of transistors had already been invented (see “The First Transistor and How it Worked.”) Since then, engineers have reinvented the transistor over and over again, raiding condensed-matter…

Video Friday: Turkey Sandwich

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion.CoRL 2022: 14–18 December 2022, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALANDEnjoy today's videos! Happy…

The U.S.-China Chip Ban, Explained

It has now been over a month since the U.S. Commerce Department issued new rules that clamped down on the export of certain advanced chips—which have military or AI applications—to Chinese customers.China has yet to respond—but Beijing has multiple options in its arsenal. It’s unlikely, experts say, that the U.S.…