What About Analog Applications?

Alan asked the panelists to comment on the status of analog ICs in the 1962-68 time period. Bernie said that Bob Wilder of Fairchild solved a problem for Zenith TVs by designing a solid state chroma demodulator that looked like a vacuum tube. David said that Wilder’s operational amplifier (“op-amp”), which was incrementally improved over the years, is still the world’s best selling analog IC!

[Thanks to Alan Weissberger for the above description.]

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