The Diamond Ordnance Fuze Laboratory's Photolithographic Approach to Microcircuits

  title={The Diamond Ordnance Fuze Laboratory's Photolithographic Approach to Microcircuits},
  author={Jay W. Lathrop},
  journal={IEEE Annals of the History of Computing},
  • J. Lathrop
  • Published 27 September 2013
  • Engineering
  • IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
From 1952 to 1958, Jay Lathrop worked on a project at the National Bureau of Standards (later the US Army Diamond Ordnance Fuze Laboratory) to develop microminiaturized, transistorized hybrid integrated circuits for radio proximity fuzes. In this article, Lathrop describes his experiences during this project, the development of photolithography, and how photolithography became critical in the first efforts to produce semiconductor ICs. 

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