1987.0487.387.01 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Germanium Grown Junction Transistor
TI number: G00043

The devices represent the first grown junction transistors announced by TI. They were introduced in December, 1953, and exhibited at the March, 1954, IRE show.

This item was part of the original South Building lobby display. Two units are in the tall can packages which was used for the point contact transistors (100 Series) although the data sheet specifies the can as shown on the type 200. At that time, TI was in the process of selecting standard production packages. During the production start up phase of the grown junction transistors with limited volume, some of the tall can packages were probably used and shipped to customers with their approval. For additional information, see the display and a copy of the data sheet in the Artifact Historical File.
Texas Instruments (Boyd Cornelison, Steve Karnavas, Elmer Wolff.)

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