EARLY TRANSISTOR HISTORY AT GE

An Interview with Carl David Todd

 Recollections from the First Days of Transistor Technology

 

Oral History – Carl David Todd (Continued)

 

 

ADDITIONAL PUBLICATIONS OF INTEREST BY CARL DAVID TODD

 

 

(1) Junction Field Effect Transistors, published by John Wiley and Sons, 1968.

 

(2) Zener and Avalanche Diodes, published by John Wiley and Sons, 1970. 

 

(3) The Potentiometer Handbook: User’s Guide to Cost Effective Applications, published by McGraw-Hill, 1975. 

 

 

These texts are very well written and a pleasure to read – the first two provide an excellent introduction to the state of the art regarding semiconductor technology of the time. Of particular note is a very useful bibliography in each of these texts, with the FET book providing an unbelievable multi-page chart and summary of all the relevant industry publications, by year and content type.  Many of Carl’s 950 publications can be found in the above bibliographies.

 

 

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Oral History –Carl David Todd (Continued)

 

These Audio Links are Excerpts from the April-June 2005 Interviews

 with Carl David Todd.

 

Working with Point Contact

Transistors and Building a Radio 

Carl David Todd Audio Clip #1

 

Buying his First CK722 Junction Transistors in 1953

Carl David Todd Audio Clip #2

 

Accepting an Internship at GE in 1954 to Work with Transistors

Carl David Todd Audio Clip #3

 

The Origin of the Classic GE TopHat Metal Case Junction Transistor

Carl David Todd Audio Clip #4

 

Comments on GE’s Early High Volume Transistor Manufacturing Processes   

Carl David Todd Audio Clip #5

 

First Hand Recollections of the 2N107 GE Hobbyist Transistor

Carl David Todd Audio Clip #6

 

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