The distinguished lecture on Revisiting a Birth which Impacted Humanity in Seven Decades was held in the timeframe of the virtual joint event of the Symposium on Schottky Barrier devices and the Graduated Students Meeting Student Meeting on Electronic Engineering at the Department of Electronic, Electrical and Automatic Control  Engineering of the University Rovira i Virgili (URV, Tarragona, Spain) on July 1, 2021. It was organized by the EDS Spain and Germany Chapter and co-sponsored by the NanoP from THM – University of Applied Sciences and University Rovira i Virgili. The DL was attended by 20 IEEE participants, as well as other non IEEE members.

Prof. Radhakrishnan showing the notes of Shockley, Brattain and Bardeen as others from 1947.

The distinguished lecture of Prof. Radhakrishnan from from NanoRel, Singapore (and current Secretary of EDS) gave an outstanding review on the last 115 years of device evolution and offered photos and documents from history many of the participants never have seen before.

Prof. Radhakrishnan guided the participants from the device evolution story towards veracity in device progression including reliability and its challenges. Afterwards, he concluded his talk by the technology impacts in society and humanity. Topics as transistor and neurons – a number game were discussed as well as advancements in society and human interactions.