Bob Scace has just told us about the importance of global standards in the development of semiconductor technology-global standards not only as foundations, but also as the stepping stones for advanced technology development. I am always impressed by the history of NIST's involvement in semiconductor standards. The standards for the microprocessor age are based on work done by NIST in the 1950s and 1960s on single transistors, and the standards for single transistors were based on the work done at NIST on vacuum tubes in the 1940s.
Citation: From Light Bulbs to LEDs: How to Measure What We See
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global standards, microprocessor, single transistors, vacuum tubes