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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.

Transistor - Wikipedia


A transistor is a semiconductor device used to amplify or switch electronic signals and electrical .... Before transistors were developed, vacuum (electron) tubes (or in the UK "thermionic valv...

Who invented the transistor? - PhysLink.com


The scientists that were responsible for the 1947 invention of the transistor were: John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William Shockley. Bardeen, with a Ph.D. in ...

Bell Labs (Who Really Invented The Transistor?) - Beatrice ...


The transistor was invented at Bell Laboratories in December 1947 (not in 1948 as is often stated) by John Bardeen and Walter Brattain. 'Discovered' would be a  ...

Who Invented the Transistor? | Computer History Museum


Dec 4, 2013 ... On reading my recent @CHM blog “Who invented the diode? ... of the next great leap forward in semiconductor devices, the transistor. Early in ...

History of the Transistor - San Jose State University


The transistor was a much more elegant solution to the needs of electronics. ... The three individuals credited with the invention of the transistor were William ...

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 ...

The Transistor - History - Nobelprize.org


Dec 19, 2002 ... Shockley had developed a so-called junction transistor, which was built on thin slices of different types of semiconductor material pressed ...

The First Transistor Invented in 1947 - CED Magic


The transistor, which permitted the first wave of electronic miniaturization, was invented by William Shockley, John Bardeen, and Walter Brattain in 1947.

The invention of the transistor - Stanford University


The invention of the transistor. Michael Riordan. Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, California 95064. Lillian Hoddeson. Department of ...