Artifact Details

Title

First planar transistor

Catalog Number

102652346

Type

Still Image

Date

1959

Publisher

Fairchild Semiconductor

Dimensions

11 x 8 1/2 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

This photograph was printed in the book "A Solid State of Progress" published by Fairchild Semiconductor in 1969 to mark the 10th anniversary of the first planar transistor. It was accompanied by the caption "1959 The first planar transistor - A teardrop device which marked the beginning of an industry revolution." A caption on the rear of the page describes the next device in the book - an NPN radio frequency amplifier used in TV tuners.

Category

Identification photograph; Publicity photograph; Microphotograph

Subject

Computers--History; Computer industry--History

Lot Number

X7413.2015