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Happy Birthday To You

Happy Birthday To You… Happy Birthday To You…   So just whose birthday are we celebrating? Well it’s the ubiquitous, but quite amazing Transistor! Transistors turned 67 this week way back in 1947 – the same year the US Air Force test pilot Chuck Yeager, flying the Bell X-1 rocket plane broke the speed of sound. This was also […]

Tell Me – What Is A Transistor?

A transistor is a semiconductor device used to amplify and switch electronic signals and electrical power. It is composed of semiconductor material with at least three terminals for connection to an external circuit. A voltage or current applied to one pair of the transistor’s terminals changes the current through another pair of terminals. Because the […]