Archives:Progress in the Electronic Components Industry in Japan after World War II
The Japanese electronic components industry has achieved a prominent position in the world market. For a full understanding of the electronics industry, we need to examine not only the history of such "stars" as semiconductors and computers, but also that of electronic components. This article narrates the development of the electronic components industry in Japan up to the 1960s, with special reference to the history of improving the quality of the components. Fixed resistors are considered as an example of technological competitiveness. Some elements that influenced the development of the Japanese electronics industry are discussed.
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Yuzo Takahashi, "Progress in the Electronic Components Industry in Japan after World War II," in Technological Competitiveness: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives on Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Industries (Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 1993), 37-52.