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hga · 2015-09-27 · Original thread
While it's dated (e.g. just prior to what people are saying are the heydays of CMOS, which matches my vague memory), I found this 1981 book invaluable back when I read it in the early '80s:

It covers in at least a little detail all the generations of semiconductors, e.g. there was a great table showing which companies were big in each. As I recall, back then TI was the only survivor, and, surprise, TI is still pretty strong as I understand it. It's discussions and illustraions of yield, what akiselev discusses here were particularly useful.

I wouldn't recommend it today (and probably didn't return to it after the '80s) except that's it pretty cheap used and will cover lots of stuff that's not so generally well known now.

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