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The Technological Impact of Transistors

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2 Author(s)
Morton, J.A. ; Bell Telephone Labs., Inc., Murray Hill, N.J. ; Pietenpol, W.J.

During the past ten years the transistor has invaded every phase of the electronics industry. Its important features are its high efficiency at low power levels, its reliability, and its potential low cost. Presented here are the major milestones and problems which were overcome and led to devices that cover a broad field of electronic technology, and to the growth of a new industry.

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Proceedings of the IRE  (Volume:46 ,  Issue: 6 )