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20 May 2022

The transistor turns 75 as Europe considers chip manufacturing to achieve more technological sovereignty

The transistor is a microelectronic component that is counted by the millions in computers, cell phones, rockets and washing machines. It is at the heart of the digital revolution, is fundamental to microelectronics and is key to understanding the current semiconductor crisis. The Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona is celebrating it with an event on Tuesday, May 24 at the Institut d'Estudis Catalans in Barcelona. There will be a talk by its director, Luis Fonseca, on the causes of the crisis, and an informative lecture by Professor Ignacio Mártil.