The podcast “110 Histórias | 110 Objetos” (“110 Stories, 110 Objects”) covers the 110 years of history of Instituto Superior Técnico, through its past, present and future objects.
A collection of objects related to different fields, such as science, music, arts and sports, is the starting point for conversations with people who will tell us more about the history of these objects.
A new episode is released every week. The podcast “110 Histórias | 110 Objetos” (“110 Stories, 110 Objects”) is part of the Público newspaper podcasts.
Today’s episode (#63) – 7th October 2022: “110 Histórias | 110 Objetos” (“110 Stories, 110 Objects”) – The first Portuguese integrated circuit.
Today, integrated circuits are everywhere and they are crucial for the operation of various devices in our daily lives, such as alarm clocks, coffee machines, or water heaters, but until 1982 there was not a single integrated circuit made entirely in Portugal. The first one was designed and created by Portuguese Técnico researchers, within the scope of an international project, and their names went down in history (and on a micrometric scale). A new era was beginning in Portugal that coincided with the industry-academia knowledge transfer.