The history of electronic components is actually a condensed electronic history. Electronic technology, which was developed in the late 19th century and early 20th century, was the most rapid and widely used in the 20th century, and became an important symbol of modern science and technology development.
1906, the American inventor DeForest (De Forest Lee) invented the vacuum transistor (electron tube). The first generation of electronic products take the electron tube as the core. In the late 40, the world was born the first semiconductor transistor, which is small, lightweight, power saving, long life and other characteristics, quickly by the countries to use, in a large range of the replacement of the electron tube. In the late 50, the world appeared the first integrated circuit, which integrates many transistors and other electronic components on a silicon chip, so that electronic products to a more miniaturized development. Integrated circuits from small to large scale integrated circuit and VLSI, so that electronic products to high efficiency low consumption, high-precision, high stability, intelligent direction. Since the four stages of the development of electronic computers can adequately illustrate the characteristics of the four stages of the development of electronics, the following four eras of development of electronic computers illustrate the characteristics of the four phases of the development of electronics.
The rapid development of electronic components industry in the 20th century has revolutionized the world and people's work and life habits. The development history of electronic components is actually the history of the electronics industry.