Electronics and Communication is one of the most interesting and advanced disciplines in engineering. The discipline promises vast career scope and bright opportunities, which is why it has come into serious account.
Here are some of the most interesting facts on electronic engineering.
The work of electronic engineers involves designing, developing, testing and supervising the production of electrical equipment.
Although almost all PCs in the world integrate an Intel chip, Robert Noyce, Intel founder, thought building a home computer as a ridiculous idea. He has been reported saying, “Long before Apple, one of our engineers came to me with the suggestion that Intel ought to build a computer for the home. And I asked him, ‘What the heck would anyone want a computer for in his home?”
Microwave physicist, Charles Townes, came up with the calculations for MASER (Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) in the Franklin park, Washington DC. He solved the equation in an envelope as it was the only piece of paper that was available to him at the very moment.
Bengali physicist, Jagadish Chandra Bose, refused a multimillionaire’s offer to finance a research which he presented at a Royal Society lecture in May, 1901.
On May 10, 1954, there was a serious discussion about silicon transistors at the Institute of Radio Engineers. Speakers in the discussion were of the general opinion that silicon transistors were impossible. In the very moment, Gordon Kidd Teal took out three small silicon transistors and announced, “Contrary to what my colleagues have told you about the bleak prospects for silicon transistors, I happen to have a few of them here in my pocket.” Source – https://goo.gl/wbamQC
Computer scientist, Grace Murray Hopper, found a first actual bug on a Mark II computer at a US Navy research lab in Virginia. When her team opened the machine, they found a moth which was stuck in a relay.
Grace Hopper is widely known for pointing out and fixing computers errors ‘bug’ and ‘debug.’ Her team has also invented the first commercial business software COBOL (common-business-oriented language).
American physicist, John Bardeen is the first and only person in the world to have received two Nobel Prizes in physics. The first when John Bardeen received the Nobel Prize for “investigations on semiconductors and the discovery of the transistor effect,” he didn’t invite two of his sons as he didn’t want to disturb them in their studies.
When King Gustav chided him for not bringing his family, he assured that he would invite them next time. Later on, in 1972, Bardeen received the Nobel Prize again and brought his family this time.
Diploma in Electronics
Reputed engineering college like IST (Institute of Science and Technology) is the leading providers of Electronics and Communication certifications including Diploma, B. Tech and M. Tech. They also provide electronics engineering lab to make students proficient in practical approach.