1987.0487.326 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Flip Flop Integrated Circuit - 1958
TI number: G00013

A prototype of first silicon monolithic integrated circuit commercially available. Device is in 1/4" x 1/8" flat pack (initial design). Frame, leads and base were assembled with glass frit. Kovar lid was soldered for hermetic seal.

This device was probably built in late 1958. The device type, SN502, was introduced to the market in March, 1959, as "Solid Circuit" Flip Flop, TI Type SN502, at $450 each. The item was part of the original S/B Lobby display.

Related material in collection: G00342, PG00083.
Texas Instruments (Willis Adcock, Jack Kilby, Charles Phipps.)

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