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December 10, 2009

Tune in…

srikanth @ 9:30 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1260480618 ) Play

These two did something (independently) that someone else got the whole credit for. These people have gone down history remaining relatively obscure. Who are they, what did they do, and who got the credit?

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Answer:

  1. Julius Edgar Lillenfield
  2. Oskar Heil

Both chaps independently invented devices that could be considered transistors, but failed to pursue them enough. Shockly, Bardeen, and Brattain eventually went ahead and created what we call the transistor today.


15 Responses to “Tune in…”

  1. udupendra
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    Lilienfeld, Oskar Heil.

    Transistors.

    Shockley, Bardeen, Brattain.


  2. JUlius Edgar Lilienfeld & Oskar Heil— Transistor
    But BArdeen,Brattain & Shockley got the nobel, (nothing tragic these days even boiledbeans & all other quizblogs can get a nobel for promoting “peace” :D)


  3. Mitesh

    Lilienfield & Oskar Heil (Heil Oskar presumably) – who independently conceived of the idea of FETs or MOSFETs. Brattain, Bardeen & Shockley were eventually credited.


  4. Chinmaya U.Holla
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    Lilienfeld,Oskar Heil,Transistor,Bardeen,Brattain and Shockley respectively.


  5. sidsen
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    Julius Edgar Lilienfeld and Oskar Heil – shockley shokingly became father of the transistor


  6. krudebox
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    Julius Edgar Lilienfeld and Dr. Oskar Heil. They were the first ones to file patents for the Field Effect Transistor.
    William Shockley from Bell Labs is credited for its invention. Along with John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain.


  7. Ps

    Transistor
    Julius Edgar Lilienfeld & Oskar Heil patented a similar device.

    However, Shockingly William Shockley, who based his work on these two chappies, is called the father of the transistor.


  8. shrik
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    Julius Edgar Lilienfeld (1) and Oskar Heil (2) patented ‘transistor-like’ devices. Shockley (with a little help from Bardeen and Brattain) pockets the credit for being ‘father of the transistor’ though.


  9. Dibyo
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    julius lilienfield and oskar heil, who independently came up with version of the transistor, which bardeen, shockly and brateen got credit for…


  10. Rogi
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    1 Julius Lilienfeld
    2 Oskar Heil

    Invention of the transistor?

    Ultimately, the credit went to Bardeen and Brattain.

    Highly ambiguous question if we’re looking at it from a *working version* perspective, why not give credit to Farraday?


  11. Logik
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    Tuning in to the transistor.
    Julius Lilenfield.
    Oskar Heil.

    Brattain, Bardeen and Shockley being the more famous people.

    Although, Lilenfield is famous in his own right, for making most of the principles behind MOSFET.


  12. Raghuvansh
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    Lilienfeld and Heil – the transistor men.


  13. dheeraj

    Oskar Heil

    Julius Edgar Lilienfeld

    both of them separately patented The Transistor.But failed to pursue further.

    The credit went to Shockley,Bardeen, who failed to mention all the references.


  14. Julius Lilienfeld and Oskar Heil who independently discovered the divices similar to modern transistors well before Bardeen Brattain and Shockley


  15. Julius Edgar Lilienfeld and Oskar Heil individually develpoed FET. The credit went to John Bardeen, William Shockley and Walter Brattain


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