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June 3, 1957: "Electronics Lag Found in Soviet (Union), 10 Years Needed to Equal U.S. Output, Says Engineer Back From Inspection" John Dyer, the engineer quoted in this article, stated that Russian electronics lagged "slightly behind the United States in research and development," though "in the transistor field they are quick to admit that they are in a very early stage of development and cannot compare to the United States. We were shown a small transistor radio receiver that still is in the experimental phase of development." (The world's first satellite, the USSR's "Sputnik 1", entered orbit four months later on October 4,1957, without any transistors in its circuits.)



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