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In the third generation one of the key components was the development of the integrated circuit An integrated circuit is the idea of putting many transistors on one single chip of silicon Integrated circuits were essentially a step up from vacuum tubes They are much more reliable save more energy and are more powerful than the vacuum tubes Integrated circuits were invented by Jack St Clair Kirby and Robert Noyce in 1958 One of the most exiting parts of integrated circuits was that they were cheep which in turn would lower the price of a computer Below is what an actual integrated circuits looks likeIntegrated Circuit tiny electronic circuit used to perform a specific electronic function such as amplification it is usually combined with other components to form a more complex system It is formed as a single unit by diffusing impurities into single-crystal silicon which then serves as a semiconductor material or by etching the silicon by means of electron beams Several hundred identical integrated circuits ICs are made at a time on a thin wafer several centimeters wide and the wafer is subsequently sliced into individual ICs called chips With the invention of the integrated circuit came small-scale integration medium-scale integration and large-scale integration Small-scale integration could only hold a measly 10 to 20 transistors Then came along medium-scale integration which could hold anywhere between 20 to 200 transistors on a single silicon chip Large-scale integration was achieved in the 1970s and could hold up to 5000 transistors on a single silicon chip As you can see we have come a very long way since the beginning of integrated circuits Also in the third generation was the development of standards for computer networking WAN which stands for wide area network is a network that is capable of spanning continents This is a very useful network because it enables us to contact anyone in the world as long as they are connected to the
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