Planar Transistor-Type 2N1613 (Sealed Package), Fairchild, 1960

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Date Introduced
1960
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in
Manufacturer
Fairchild Semiconductor
Credit Line
Gift of Lars V. Lunn
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Object ID
102690042

To solve problems with Fairchild’s transistors for the Minuteman I missile computer, physicist Jean Hoerni developed the planar process. His solution saved the company and changed the industry.