Artifact Details

Title

Silicon Grown-Junction Transistor –Type 905

Catalog Number

102711691

Type

Physical object

Date

1955 ca.

Manufacturer

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI)

Identifying Numbers

Other number 905 Type number printed on can
Other number G00576 TI Accession number
Other number R1-E-1 TI "Store" number

Dimensions

overall: 1 3/4 in x 3/8 in x 1/8 in

Description

Gordon Teal left Bell Labs to organize a research lab at TI where he hired a team of scientists and engineers led by chemist Willis Adcock to work on silicon transistors. Employing high-purity Dupont silicon, using the grown-junction technique they made their first successful silicon transistor on April 14, 1954. This TI type 905 device introduced in mid-1954 is displayed in its original shipping tube.

Category

Component/Semiconductor/transistor

Credit

Gift of Texas Instruments

Lot Number

X5447.2009