Abstract

In 1957, Tarui Yasuo filed a patent application for the quadrupole transistor, which could be seen as an important step toward the integrated circuit. Likely, the financial and ideological need to develop indigenous devices in postwar Japan oriented Tarui's vision into a particular direction, which in turn obstructed him from following up on this technological trajectory and realizing the significance of his achievement.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1934-1547
Print ISSN
1058-6180
Pages
pp. 48-59
Launched on MUSE
2012-03-14
Open Access
No
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