Issue No. 02 - March/April (1971 vol. 4)
D.F. Allison , Signetics Memory Systems
Approximately twelve years ago the first double-diffused silicon transistor was offered to the marketplace. These first transistors sold for $70.00. Today it is possible to purchase an integrated memory circuit with several thousand transistors plus several thousand resistors and diodes for less the original selling price of this first transistor.
D.F. Allison, "The Dramatic Impact of Silicon Technology", Computer, vol. 4, no. , pp. 5, March/April 1971, doi:10.1109/C-M.1971.216764