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Semiconductors then vs now

In the annals of technological history, the tale of semiconductors begins in 1874, a time when the very notion of these tiny wonders was in its infancy. However, it was several decades later, in 1956, that the trio of Bardeen, Brattain, and Shockley earned the Nobel Prize in Physics for their groundbreaking invention—the transistor. This small semiconductor would prove to be a catalyst, reshaping the world of physics and electronics in ways unimaginable.

Fast forward to the 1960s, a pivotal era where semiconductor devices began to emerge as more than just theoretical constructs. The game-changing moment came in 1958 with the invention of the integrated circuit, marking a turning point that paved the way for the pervasive use of semiconductors. Today, the scale is mind-boggling, with trillions of transistors embedded in the very fabric of our electronic existence.

In our contemporary landscape, transistors are omnipresent, residing in every electronic device imaginable—from the ubiquitous mobile phone and laptop to the sophisticated realms of aircraft, helicopters, and military equipment. The role of semiconductors in shaping the electronic world is monumental.

The Revolution Unleashed by Moore’s Law

In 1965, Gordon Moore postulated what would later be known as Moore’s Law—a prophecy that the number of transistors on a microchip would double every two years. This law has been the guiding force behind the rapid evolution of modern technology. Even in something as seemingly compact as a mobile phone, around 15 billion transistors orchestrate the symphony of technological marvels.

The subsequent decades, particularly the 1970s and 1980s, witnessed an explosion of innovation. The advent of microprocessors and the development of complex integrated circuits housing central processing units gave birth to personal computers, sparking a digital revolution that would change the way we live, work, and communicate. Force Technologies then started in June 1986

Semiconductors: The Backbone of Modern Electronics:

Semiconductors have evolved into indispensable components of modern electronic devices, propelling the continuous development of new technologies. As we stand on the cusp of the AI era, the interconnectedness of semiconductors and artificial intelligence becomes evident. Semiconductors, with their foundational role in electronic devices, provide the very infrastructure that AI relies on for efficient functionality.

The acceleration of AI is, in many ways, intricately tied to the advancements in semiconductor technology. The synergy between the two realms is reshaping industries, from healthcare to finance, and driving us toward a future where the lines between human intelligence and artificial intelligence blur.
With age and fast moving technology, there comes the issue of obsolescence. When parts are no longer readily available or have been replaced by smaller and faster devices it causes many businesses and companies to face the problem of having to find a solution. This is where Force Technologies are ready to save the day as we don’t see obsolescence as a problem but rather an opportunity to innovate and craft solutions to bridge the gap between what was and what can be. We are often asked to design a solution for semiconductors made in the 70’s or 80’s ! Force Technologies provides leading solutions through a range of design, manufacturing, and test services to solve the challenge of obsolescence. We don’t let history get in the way of the future.