1987.0487.378 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Germanium Point Contact Transistor
TI number: G00018

Represents the first commercial transistor designed and produced by TI. The germanium was processed by TI. Type numbers were TI101 & TI102.

Points are phosphor bronze and beryllium copper. Sufficiently pure germanium was purchased, mostly from Eagle-Pitcher. It was then refined by a float zone process at TI. Material of the desired resistivity was then used to grow single crystals for the transistors.

Related material in collection: G00002, 3, G00015, 16, 17.
Texas Instruments (Jim Lacy, Mac McBride, Steve Karnavas.)

Contact Nance L. Briscoe for further information

National Museum of American History

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