By Topic

IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 1 • Jan. 2012

Filter Results

Displaying Results 1 - 18 of 18
  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): c1
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (4857 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): c2
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (204 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Contents

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 1
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (72 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • From the Editor's Desk

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):2 - 3
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (266 KB) | HTML iconHTML
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Electronic Mail and Text Messaging in CTSS, 1965-1973

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):4 - 6
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (469 KB) | HTML iconHTML
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • The Early History of Microcircuitry: An Overview

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):7 - 19
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (469 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    From the 1940s into the early 1960s, hundreds of scientists and engineers worldwide pursued efforts in microcircuitry-miniaturized, integrated electronic circuits. By tracing the diverse activities and alternatives they explored-from early printed wiring to semiconductor integrated circuit efforts-this article provides the first comprehensive overview of the early history of microcircuitry. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Making Micrologic: The Development of the Planar IC at Fairchild Semiconductor, 1957–1963

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):20 - 36
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (2485 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    The modern integrated circuit evolved from developments at Fairchild Semiconductor during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Using information from laboratory notebooks, internal company memoranda, oral histories, and personal communications, this article reconstructs and analyzes the activities of the Fairchild development team, including the company's efforts to improve and market ICs during the ea... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • The Early History of ICs at Texas Instruments: A Personal View

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):37 - 47
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (547 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    Charles Phipps performed the functions of business development and then marketing for integrated circuits at Texas Instruments from the beginning of this technology in 1959 through the mid-1960s. In this article, he details IC development at TI during this period, the creation of markets for this technology in military and commercial computing, and the defining roles of Patrick Haggerty and Jack K... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Failure to Launch: Tarui Yasuo, the Quadrupole Transistor, and the Meanings of the IC in Postwar Japan

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):48 - 59
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (409 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    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 signific... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Industrial Research in Microcircuitry at RCA: The Early Years, 1953–1963

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):60 - 73
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (4239 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    RCA had an established research capability and transistor manufacturing facility in place during the early years of the semiconductor industry. Its early microcircuit research-including Torkel Wallmark's work using the bipolar unijunction transistor in the late 1950s, Paul Weimer's thin-film transistor, and Steve Hofstein's metal-oxide silicon transistor-led to RCA's pioneering effort in the produ... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Westinghouse: Microcircuit Pioneer from Molecular Electronics to ICs

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):74 - 82
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (2501 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Westinghouse Electric engineers and scientists pursued research and developed many innovations in semiconductor design and manufacturing that found widespread use throughout the industry and later contributed to the important role of ICs in the development of computing. View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Fernando Corbató

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):83 - 87
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (110 KB) | HTML iconHTML
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Events and Sightings

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):88 - 91
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (319 KB) | HTML iconHTML
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Murray Turoff: Father of Computer Conferencing

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):92 - 98
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (504 KB) | HTML iconHTML
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Reviews 
  • Book reviews (2 books reviewed)

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):99 - 101
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (760 KB) | HTML iconHTML
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Stating the Field: Institutions and Outcomes in Computer History

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):104 - 103
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (69 KB) | HTML iconHTML

    Computers transformed the post-Work War II American state and, as a consequence, influenced the policies that emerged from them. Can we better understand those policies by tracing their relations to the computer systems that might have accompanied their inception and implementation, even if only tangentially? Can following the outcomes of daily computer work really provide valid insights into the ... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Advertisement - New title from CS Press

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): c3
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (1756 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Advertisement - Computer

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): c4
    Request permission for commercial reuse | PDF file iconPDF (2076 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE

Aims & Scope

The IEEE Annals of the History of Computing serves as a record of vital contributions which recount, preserve, and analyze the history of computing and the impact of computing on society.

Full Aims & Scope

Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Nathan Ensmenger
Indiana University, School of Informatics & Computing
nensmeng@indiana.edu