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Failure to Launch: Tarui Yasuo, the Quadrupole Transistor, and the Meanings of the IC in Postwar Japan
Found in: IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
By Hyungsub Choi,Takushi Otani
Issue Date:January 2012
pp. 48-59
In 1957, Tarui Yasuo filed a patent application for the quadrupole transistor, which could be seen as an important step toward the integrated circuit. Likely, the financial and ideological need to develop indigenous devices in postwar Japan oriented Tarui'...