1987.0487.039 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Transistor Carrier
TI number: L00267

This item is a transistor carrier of the design used in the early CAT's. A transistor and a blue card were hand loaded into each carrier. See photographs PL00006 & 7 and PG00008 and their Photograph Identification Sheets for an operating description.

In 1959 and 1960, there was a continuous contest to get record test throughput on a tester in a 24 hour period. When a new record was set, the operators of that tester were presented personal carriers with a standard card signed by Norm Provost and Mark Shepherd, the department and division managers respectively. Nygaard was a key participant in the CAT program from the start and was actively engaged in getting the first testers up to maximum throughput; hence this award tied to what was probably the maximum for any 24 hour period for the original testers.

Related material in collection: G00268, PL00006, 7, PG00020.
Texas Instruments (Ed Millis, Jim Nygaard.)

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