Single-crystal Silicon Ingot

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Date Introduced
1960 ca.
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 1 1/4 in x 6 in x 1 1/2 in
Manufacturer
Fairchild Semiconductor
Credit Line
Gift of Lars V. Lunn
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Object ID
102690031

Silicon transistors and diodes are made on wafers, sliced from single crystal ingots grown from molten material. The ability to operate from - 55°C to +125°C, made silicon an essential component of the U.S. space program.