Aside from completely revolutionizing human culture at large and allowing technology and science to advance at an unprecedented rate over the past 73 years, the metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor or MOSFET also holds the distinction of the most mass-produced device in history, at an estimated 13 sextillion or 13,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 produced between 1960 and 2018. Probably up to 14 or even 15 by now. This invention is, as the History Guy in the video below states, history that deserves to be remembered.

You are probably utilizing several billion MOSFETs on the computer, tablet or phone you’re reading this on. Your car, if made in the past 30 years, probably also contains millions or billions, if not possibly trillions of them. Mind-boggling.


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