1987.0487.384 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Germanium Grown Junction Transistor
TI number: G00037

First TI commercially available power transistor. Introduced at March 1954, IRE Show.

Transistor had a copper heat sink soldered to the can for heat dissipation and was rated for 1 Watt at 25 degrees C. The bar size was .40"x.190"x.190". Reference: Original display and Engineering Notebook Record of X devices. Display lists contributors as Elmer Wolff and Clark Fishel.
Texas Instruments (Norman Ince, Elmer Wolff.)

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