In 1947, Walter Brattain and John Bardeen, working under William Shockley at AT&T Bell Laboratories. While the transistor had been invented and patented in the 1920’s. The materials science wasn’t there to actually produce one. These three, in search of a realizable solution, discover and make the first transistor. So, the semiconductor industry was started on December 16, 1947.
This work of art, is the first in a series of paintings by Jim deLeon originally commissioned by SEMI to depict events surrounding “Great Moments in Semiconductor History.”