Sylvania General Telephone and Electronics Ad

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Sylvania General Telephone and Electronics Ad

by KirtB » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:12 pm

Sylvania General Telephone and Electronics Ad, February 1970 Popular Electronics

In 1970, Sylvania ran this 2-page advertisement in Popular Electronics magazine touting the accomplishment of reducing the equivalent of 60,000 discrete components to a mere 60 - thanks to integrated circuits. That 1,000:1 ratio is miniscule compared to this year (2017) where AMD's 24-core EPYC 7401P sports 19,200,000,000 transistors. If Moore's Law continues, we can expect nearly 40 billion in another year and a half. Sylvania was not claiming to be able to replace all components with integrated circuits, just to drastically reduce the number of parts needed to stock for prototyping and production. Even AMD's ... http://www.rfcafe.com/references/popular-electronics/sylvania-ad-popular-electronics-february-1970.htm

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