This graduation season, we are proud to announce that Skaidrite Darius has received an honorary doctorate from the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Following the invention and development of the transistor in the late1940’s in the USA, the CSIRO began research into semiconductors.
Sixty years ago Australians designed and built two of the first transistorised computers called SNOCOM and CIRRUS. They were very advanced for their era.
Barbara Ainsworth, Monash Museum of Computing History, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University.
In August 1951, a conference was held at Sydney University’s Department of Electrical Engineering. It was the first computer conference ever held in Australia and only the ninth computer conference anywhere in the world.