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The Silicon Factor

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A series of three programmes investigating the so-called microelectronics revolution.
1: So What's It All About?
The silicon chip, unnoticed by most of us a few years ago, is now something everybody has heard about, few understand and many are beginning to fear. Is it really the basis for a revolution as profound as the industrial revolution? Bernard Falk takes a layman's view of what the silicon chip is, how it's made and works. From a Chicago millionaire's home to a Birmingham car-test track, and from a psychiatric hospital in Scotland to a Swedish factory, he looks at how the new technology is being used and what it could do in the future.
Film editor JOHN LYTE
Producer DAVID ALLEN. View: page 78

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Unknown: Bernard Falk
Editor: John Lyte
Producer: David Allen.

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