1987.0487.053.04 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Germanium Point Contact Transistors - 1954-6
TI number: Z00393

These are very early transistors fabricated in the 1954-6 period by manufacturers other than TI. They provide good examples of the variety of designs and fabrication methods in use at that time.

At the time these devices were collected by Moss, he was at the U.S. Army Signal Corps Lab, Ft. Monmouth, N.J. with responsibility for technical monitoring of contracts issued by the Lab and the Signal Supply Agency for semiconductor development and Industrial Preparedness Studies. See G00337-G00330 for TI transistors on which work was performed under one of these studies. *4 pcs. 2N67 germanium point contact transistors by Western Electric, early 1955 on IPS contract (Manufacturing Methods) *{Items verified from TI file of early registrations. Date registered not know, but final registration made in 1961 with note that devices were not in production. More registration information may be available at EIA office.}
Texas Instruments (Howard Moss, Harry Owens.)

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