Transistor, Replica of World's First

The transistor, invented at Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1947, revolutionized the field of electronics, because it required far less space and consumed less power than a comparable vacuum tube. The implications for aerospace were obvious, although it took many years before reliable transistor circuits were available for air or space operatons.

This is a replica of the world's first transistor, which was made for the Museum by AT&T Bell Laboratories.

Gift of AT&T

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
AT&T Bell Laboratories

Type
EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Materials
Germanium
Dimensions
3-D: 5.1 x 6.4 x 3.8cm (2 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)

The transistor, invented at Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1947, revolutionized the field of electronics, because it required far less space and consumed less power than a comparable vacuum tube. The implications for aerospace were obvious, although it took many years before reliable transistor circuits were available for air or space operatons.

This is a replica of the world's first transistor, which was made for the Museum by AT&T Bell Laboratories.

Gift of AT&T

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
AT&T Bell Laboratories

Type
EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Materials
Germanium
Dimensions
3-D: 5.1 x 6.4 x 3.8cm (2 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)

ID: A19870206000