1987.0487.368 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Transistor Ladder Assembly Display
TI number: G00004

This technique was an early (1954) effort to improve production by small batch fabrication.

Was part of the original South Building lobby display. Multiple germanium bars were fused to platinum strips with Au-Ge die, and platinum wire was fused to bar junctions with dots in a single furnace operation. Bar units were cut apart and mounted on a header by welding. This process provided improved productivity at the time and was used at TI from 1954 to 1956. The item is mounted on a display panel and has a separate display drawing of the assembly.

Related material in collection: G00014.
Texas Instruments (Jim Lineback, Elmer Wolff.)

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