1987.0487.058 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. 1 pc. GT442 germanium point contact by Sylvania, about 1955.
Texas Instruments (Howard Moss, Harry Owens.)

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