For those of you who are fascinated in technology history, National Public Radio did an amazing story on Silicon Valley, which included the roots of the semiconductor industry. It begins with the story of the men involved in the invention of the transistor and their struggles to get anyone to have faith in them to invest in their ideas. It is hard to imagine that there would have been any doubt in this amazing technology looking back. It then takes you through the progression of the growth of the semiconductor and the men and companies that made it happen. Click here to learn more.
Robb Hammond is the President of AERI and the former chair of the Aerospace Industry’s Counterfeit Electronic Components Mitigation Standard for independent distributors, AS6081, which has become one of the industry’s most respected documents, as well as being adopted by the Department of Defense. Robb is one of the foremost thought leaders in the industry on counterfeit detection and speaks regularly at conferences around the globe.