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The transistor turns 60

On Dec. 16, the transistor turns 60 and Intel is planning to trumpet the event.

On Dec. 16, the transistor turns 60 and Intel is planning to trumpet the event.

Over the weekend, I culled together a few thoughts based on Intel's timeline, Moore's law and other transistor moments and put them into a gallery. Here's the gallery. The picture below is of the Motorola DynaTAC 800X mobile phone, the first all transistor cell phone. It went for $3,995 at the time and must have been a bear to carry in your pocket.