Quiz On Semiconductors

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Semiconductor Quizzes & Trivia

THIS QZUIZ IS BASED ON THE SEMICONDUCTORS TIMELINE:http://www. Computerhistory. Org/semiconductor/timeline. Html


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When was the first Semiconductor Effect Recorded?
    • A. 

      1926

    • B. 

      1833

    • C. 

      1940

  • 2. 
    When was the discovery of the p-n Junction?
    • A. 

      1901

    • B. 

      1940

    • C. 

      1941

  • 3. 
    In 1948: The European Transistor InventionHerbert Mataré & Heinrich Welker independently create a germanium point-contact transistor in
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      France

  • 4. 
     In 1954: Silicon Transistors Offer Superior Operating Characteristics .............................fabricates the first silicon transistor at Bell Labs
    • A. 

      Morris Tanenbaum

    • B. 

      Jules Andrus

    • C. 

      Heinrich Welker

  • 5. 
    Silicon Comes to Silicon Valley
    • A. 

      1947

    • B. 

      1952

    • C. 

      1956

  • 6. 
    Jack Kilby produces a ..............   with both active and passive components fabricated from semiconductor material.
    • A. 

      Monolithic Integrated Circuit

    • B. 

      Microcircuit

    • C. 

      Silicon Mesa Transistor

  • 7. 
    1961: Silicon Transistor Exceeds ........... Speed
    • A. 

      Germanium

    • B. 

      Arsenic

    • C. 

      Carbon

  • 8. 
    "Moore's Law" Predicts the Future of ....................
    • A. 

      Integrated Circuits

    • B. 

      Diodes

    • C. 

      Transistors

  • 9. 
    1966: Semiconductor RAMs Serve High-speed Storage Needs
    • A. 

      The Dual In-line Package (DIP) format significantly eases printed circuit board layout and reduces computer assembly cost.

    • B. 

      Semiconductor read-only-memories (ROMs) offer high density and low cost per bit.

    • C. 

      Bipolar RAMs enter the computer market for high-performance scratchpad and cache memory applications.

  • 10. 
    Schottky-Barrier Diode Doubles the Speed of TTL Memory & Logic
    • A. 

      1966

    • B. 

      1962

    • C. 

      1970

  • 11. 
    1971: Microprocessor Integrates CPU Function onto a Single Chip
    • A. 

      CPU stands for Commercial Processor Unit

    • B. 

      CPU stands for Central Processor Unit

    • C. 

      CPU stands for Central Provider Unit

  • 12. 
    1974: ................... is First System-On-Chip Integrated Circuit
    • A. 

      Bipolar RAMs

    • B. 

      Ultra-violet light erasable ROM

    • C. 

      Digital Watch