LSI Donates Replica of First Transistor to Computer History Museum

Invented by Bell Labs scientists John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William Shockley 60 years ago, the transistor is the building block of today’s integrated circuits, the brains behind everything from computers and cell phones to guided missiles and heart pacemakers. The transistor was first manufactured commercially at the former Western Electric plant (which later became Agere Systems) on Union Boulevard in Allentown, Penn., in 1951. Agere merged with LSI Logic on April 2, 2007 to form LSI Corporation.

(January 21, 2008) TOKYO — Fujitsu Ltd.’s Board of Directors has decided to pursue the reorganization of the company’s LSI business divisions into a new subsidiary scheduled to be established in March 2008. The new subsidiary will enable Fujitsu to accelerate the growth of and intensify its focus on its ASSP business in addition to its ASIC business, while moving forward with business development offering greater speed and flexibility that are characteristic of the LSI industry.


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