Transistor FAQs:

Q: Is a transistor a semiconductor device used to amplify or switch electronic signals and electrical power?

A: Yes.

Q: Are transistors given surface-mount packaged counterparts?

A: Yes, and they tend to be assigned many different part numbers because manufacturers have their own systems to cope with the variety in pinout arrangements and options for dual or matched n–p–n+p–n–p devices in one pack.

Q: Are transistors packaged individually?

A: Yes, and but many more are found embedded in integrated circuits.

Q: Are transistors given in the table to the right?

A: Yes, these parameters will vary with increase in temperature, electric field, impurity level, strain, and sundry other factors.

Q: Are transistors so named because they conduct by using both majority and minority carriers?

A: Yes.

Q: Are transistors now produced in integrated circuits?

A: Yes, and along with diodes, resistors, capacitors and other electronic components, to produce complete electronic circuits.

Q: Was a transistor produced by Texas Instruments in 1954?

A: Yes.

Q: Were transistors built in 2002… for [each] man?

A: Yes, and woman, and child on Earth.

Q: Is a transistor on the list of IEEE milestones in electronics?

A: Yes, and Bardeen, Brattain, and Shockley shared the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics for their achievement.

Q: Are transistors commonly used in digital circuits as electronic switches which can be either in an "on" or "off" state?

A: Yes, and both for high-power applications such as switched-mode power supplies and for low-power applications such as logic gates.

Q: Was a transistor the surface-barrier germanium transistor developed by Philco in 1953?

A: Yes, and capable of operating up to 60 MHz.

Q: Are transistors individually packaged transistors?

A: Yes.

Q: Are transistors useful in some kinds of flexible displays and other flexible electronics?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a transistor to look at the arrow and how it is arranged?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a transistor the key active component in practically all modern electronics?

A: Yes.

Q: Were transistors developed?

A: Yes, and vacuum tubes were the main active components in electronic equipment.

Q: Was a transistor independently invented by German physicists Herbert Mataré and Heinrich Welker while working at the Compagnie des Freins et Signaux?

A: Yes, and a Westinghouse subsidiary located in Paris.

Q: Is a transistor the fundamental building block of modern electronic devices?

A: Yes, and is ubiquitous in modern electronic systems.

Q: Is a transistor made from?

A: Yes, and is referred to as VBE.

Q: Was a transistor coined by John R?

A: Yes, Pierce as a contraction of the term transresistance.

Q: Was a transistor developed at Bell Labs on January 26?

A: Yes, and 1954 by Morris Tanenbaum.

Q: Are transistors as small as grains of sand?

A: Yes.