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2,194 words, approx. 8 pages
Transistors Transistors are used in almost every electronic device now made. A transistor is an electrically controlled resistor that has three terminals: two for the end-to-end flow of electrical cur... Read more
1,618 words, approx. 6 pages
American Physicists William B. Shockley, Walter H. Brattain, and John Bardeen Produce the First Transistor, Initiating the Semiconductor Revolution Overview In 1947 Bell Laboratories scientists invent... Read more
1,196 words, approx. 4 pages
Transistor The transistor is the fundamental component of most analog and digital circuits. A transistor consists of a piece semiconducting crystal (usually silicon, but sometimes germanium or gallium... Read more
676 words, approx. 3 pages
Transistor Since World War II, no invention has made a larger impact on the communications field than the transistor, which replaced old-fashioned vacuum tubes in electronic equipment. The transistor ... Read more
714 words, approx. 3 pages
Transistors A transistor, broadly speaking, is a solid-state switch that allows a small signal to control a large signal, such as a current flow. The first transistor was invented by John Bardeen, Wal... Read more