Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Microelectronic Devices
Crucial and essential to our lives, microelectronic devices — e.g., the microchips in computers and cell phones — process and store information. The building block of any microelectronic device is the transistor, invented in the 1940s. Because of increasingly smaller transistors and other improvements, computers that once occupied an entire room in a building now fit on a laptop or even in a smart watch. Learn more about microelectronics with this video.