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The transistor was invented in 1947 by scientists John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and William Shockley, at Bell Teleophone Labs in New Jersey.
These three won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1956 for their research.

History of the transistor - Wikipedia


A transistor is a semiconductor device with at least three terminals for connection to an electric circuit. The vacuum-tube triode, also called a (thermionic) valve, ...

An Outline of the History of the Transistor - PBS


describes history of most important invention of the 20th century: the transistor. Also... see the television documentary hosted by Ira Flatow, airing on local PBS ...

History of the Transistor - San Jose State University


The transistor was a much more elegant solution to the needs of electronics. The transistor is small and uses much, much less power than the vacuum tube.

The Transistor - History


Dec 19, 2002 ... The transistor is a three terminal, solid state electronic device. In a three terminal device we can control electric current or voltage between two ...

The Lost History of the Transistor - IEEE Spectrum


Apr 30, 2004 ... Photo: Texas Instruments (Teal, Shepherd, and Transistor); Morris Tanenbaum In the Beginning: Gordon Teal [left] directed the development of ...

The invention of the transistor - Stanford University


The transistor has aptly been called the “nerve cell” of the Information Age. Actually the history of this invention is far more in- volved and interesting than given ...

Who Invented the Transistor? | Computer History Museum


Dec 4, 2013 ... This pattern was readily apparent in the history of the diode. ... Introduced in 1952 , Shockley's bipolar junction transistor, which was made from ...

The Story & History of Transistor Invention - CircuitsToday


Sep 1, 2013 ... In this article, we explain the story and history of transistor invention through years of scientific research at Bell Laboratories.

Who Really Invented The Transistor? - Beatrice Companies, Inc.


This time, however, it's the Americans under fire for falsifying history and the subject is the invention of the transistor. The received wisdom is that William ...