Transistor production

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Date
1970 ca.
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Reprinted with permission of Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
Copyright Owner
© Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
Object ID
500004691

Western Electric’s Allentown works opened the first assembly line for the mass production of transistors in 1951, manufacturing 6,000 devices that year. Specialized assembly equipment reduced costs and enhanced reliability.