Today in Electronics History

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Industry News

TI announces 1st transistor radio, October 18, 1954 Texas Instruments announced plans for the Regency TR-1, the first transistor radio to be commercially sold, on October 18, 1954. The move was a major one in tech history that would help propel transistors into mainstream use and also give new definition to portable electronics. TI was […]

Fitness and Health Drives Wearable Sensor Market

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Industry News

Driven by rising demand for fitness and health monitoring features as well as by improved user interfaces, shipments of sensors used in wearable electronic devices will rise by a factor of seven from 2013 through 2019, according to IHS Technology. The worldwide market for sensors in wearables will expand to 466 million units in 2019, […]

The Nobel Prize for Physics goes to Inventors of the LED

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Industry News

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Japanese scientists Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano and American Shuji Nakamura won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics for inventing a new energy efficient and environmentally friendly light source, the LED, the award-giving body said on Tuesday. “With the advent of LED lamps we now have more long lasting and more efficient […]

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