Facts about Transistors East Syracuse NY

The transistor was invented in December 1947 at Bell Labs by John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William Shockley. Read on to know more about transistors.

Local Companies

CSE Equipment Inc.
(315) 625-4615
West Monroe, NY
Chittenango Village Repair
(315) 687-1017
256 Genesee St
Chittenango, NY
Best Buy
(877) 211-9810
3967 State Route 31
Liverpool, NY
Best Buy
315-449-1784
3401 Erie Blvd E
De Witt, NY
Gamestop
(315) 622-0492
4155 State Route 31
Clay, NY
City Electric Co, Inc.
(315) 474-7841
514 West Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY
Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes, Inc
315-697-2287
7840 Oxbow Road
Canastota, NY
Red's Video
(315) 635-4834
River Mall P & C Plaza
Baldwinsville, NY
Best Buy
315-622-1395
3967 State Route 31
Liverpool, NY
Best Buy
315-426-1588
9090 Carousel Ctr
Syracuse, NY
Data Provided by:
    

Provided By:

Source: PRO AV Magazine
Publication date: February 1, 2008

By ProAV Staff

  • The transistor was invented in December 1947 at Bell Labs by John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William Shockley.
  • Bardeen, Brattain, and Shockley won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1956 for inventing the transistor.
  • The word transistor is a combination of “transconductance” (transfer of a charge) and “variable resistor” or “varistor.”
  • Early transistors were used to amplify audio signals.
  • The first commercial device to use the transistor was the Sonotone 1010 hearing aid.
  • The first transistor radio went on the market in 1954 and had only four transistors.
  • Gordon Moore, cofounder of Intel, predicted that the number of transistors on a chip would double about every two years. This is known as Moore's Law.
  • A transistor is like a miniature on-off switch that allows a computer to process information.
  • A computer can't operate without an integrated circuit (chip), and a chip can't operate without a transistor.
  • Transistors have shrunk in size with a factor of 222 since the first Intel 4004 chip was introduced in 1971.
  • The first Intel computer chip had 2,300 transistors, while the latest one has 820 million.

SOURCE: INTEL CORP.

Click here to read full article from Pro AV Magazine

Related Articles
- Harman Kardon Soundsticks II East Syracuse NY
The SoundSticks II is a 2.1 speaker system, which means it uses smaller left and right satellites for higher frequencies along with a larger subwoofer/amplifier component for lower frequencies. Nothing special there.
- Invoice2Go for iPhone East Syracuse NY