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SOS calendar of interesting facts from history of technic - 46th. week: Semiconductors in electricity sector

We’re flicking through the pages of SOS calendar 2017. Interesting fact from the history of technology for this week:

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Since its introduction in the early sixties, the thyristor has come to stay as a basic building block in semiconductor technology. The silicon rectifier operates as a driven element whose function can be controlled by a control electrode.

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