TRANSISTORS-first family of electronics (Aug, 1956)

TRANSISTORS-first family of electronics

In 1948 Bell scientists announced their invention of the transistor—a tiny device able to amplify signals a hundred thousand times using a small fraction of the power of an electron tube.

From this original “point contact” transistor has grown a distinguished family of immense usefulness to electronics. Some of its leading members are shown here, in approximate actual size, with their scientific type names.

For telephony the transistor has opened the way for notable advances in instruments, transmission and switching. Elsewhere it has opened the way to advances in hearing aids, television, computers, portable radios and numerous military applications.

Bell’s transistor family is typical of the Bell Laboratories research that helps keep your telephone service the world’s best—and at the same time contributes importantly to other fields of technology.

BELL TELEPHONE LABORATORIES
WORLD CENTER OF COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

1 comment
  1. Robert Inkol says: March 24, 20086:07 am

    A lot of fundamental technology that we now take for granted can be traced to the former Bell Labs – transistors, communications theory and digital signal processing to name a few.

    Robert

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