John Robinson Pierce was born in March 27, 1910 Des Moines – Iowa and died at April 2, 2002 in Sunnyvale – California. During his life time was he an expert in the fields of radio communication, microwave technology, computer music and psychoacoustics. His team developed in the year 1949 the first transistor. This pioneer work allowed the building of modern digital computers and robots, as well as nearly all digital components of our every day life.
For those that would like to learn more about this pioneer we recommend flowing artikels:
- John R. Pierce on Wikipedia (de/ eng)
- John Pierce on ScienCentral, Inc, and The American Institute of Physics (eng)
- Transistor on Wikipedia (de / eng)
- Künstliche Intelligenz ist echte Blödheit – zum 100. Geburtstag von John R. Pierce on Heise online (de)
So, RoboBlog says happy birthday and thank you.