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Hosted by PBS, in collaboration with the American Institute of Physics and ScienCentral, Inc., this website serves as a companion to a PBS documentary on the history and science of transistors. The page is structured by discussing electrons, PN junctions, the invention of transistors, the IC, and the future of this technology. The page also features time lines, external resources and a glossary of terms. Each sections contains a fairly detailed explanation of the event or technology it attempts to describe.


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