1987.0487.365.01 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Germanium Point Contact Transistor - 1953
TI number: G00001

Represents the first transistors produced by TI. Used TI processed germanium. Manufactured in 1953.

Small quantities of these devices were built and sold for use by engineers doing circuit investigation and development. Package piece parts were obtained from Western Electric tooling.
Texas Instruments (Boyd Cornelison, Steve Karnavas, Mark Shepherd.)

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National Museum of American History

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