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  • [IEEE Spectrum]: The Lost History of the Transistor - Silicon Revolution: How, 50 years ago, Texas Instruments and Bell Labs pushed electronics into the silicon age. In the Beginning: Gordon Teal directed the development of the silicon transistor at Texas Instruments. William Shockley led the team at Bell Telephone Laboratories that developed the very first transistor, which was made of germanium. TI’s silicon device with its three long leads became famous, making the Texas upstart the sole supplier of silicon transistors for several years in the 1950s. Morris Tanenbaum at Bell Labs actually made the first silicon transistor, but he felt “it didn’t look attractive” from a manufacturing point of view.... [more details...]
  • [A Brief History of the Digital Revolution]: The Digital Revolution refers to the advancement of technology from analog electronic and mechanical devices to the digital technology available today. The era started to during the 1980s and is ongoing. The Digital Revolution also marks the beginning of the Information Era. The Digital Revolution is sometimes also called the Third Industrial Revolution. [more details...]
  • [World Economic Forum]: The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power to create mass production. The Third used electronics and information technology to automate production. Now a Fourth Industrial Revolution is building on the Third, the digital revolution that has been occurring since the middle of the last century. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. [more details...]

New Smart Metal Could Replace Silicon 

Over 30 years ago, “silicon” ignited a tech-revolution, and changed the world. But after decades of pushing the envelope, silicon has reached the outer-limits of its capabilities. In short, silicon can no longer support the incredible technologies that are becoming essential to modern society. The end of silicon is upon us.
A revolutionary new metal, GA-31 (Gallium-31), has emerged… MIT calls it the “new silicon”… The U.S. Government calls GA-31 a “smart metal… Because of its one-of-a-kind molecular structure, GA-31 is able to perform feats of scientific wizardry that put silicon to shame. As a result, every major company on the planet - from Google, to Apple, to Intel, to Facebook and beyond - are stampeding out of silicon…and into GA-31. 
And there are several reasons why:

  • First, because of GA-31’s unique molecular structure, it has an astounding ability to conduct electrons. In short, they fly around at up to 1,300 miles per second. As a result, this metal offers astounding speed and power, far beyond the abilities of silicon. In fact, this GA-31 is up to 100 times faster than silicon… Not only does this allow Smart Phones and Laptops to perform with dizzying speed and prowess…But it also allows for modern-day technologies that silicon simply can’t support… We are talking about Lasers, 3D-Sensors, Virtual Reality, Facial Recognition, Self-driving Cars, Smart Homes, and more. 
  • As you may know, silicon degrades at high temperatures. That’s a big problem because today’s smartphones contain billions of transistors all operating simultaneously. That generates tremendous heat. Silicon can’t handle it. But when you “dope” GA-31 with a second ingredient, it can withstand extreme heat, up to 4,532 degrees Fahrenheit! This makes it ideal for cutting-edge applications, including weather satellites, solar panels, radars, and military defense systems. Add it all up, and GA-31 is essential to modern society.
Again, every major company on the planet – including Intel, Apple, and Google—are transitioning out of silicon and into GA-31!
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