Transistor FAQs:

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

A: Yes.

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

A: Yes.

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

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 invented by Bell Labs' William Shockley?

A: Yes, and which applied for patent on June 26, 1948.

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: Are transistors packaged individually?

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

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.

Q: Are transistors made from very pure silicon or germanium?

A: Yes, but certain other semiconductor materials can also be used.

Q: Are transistors made to standardized specifications by multiple manufacturers?

A: Yes.

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

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

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

A: Yes.

Q: Were transistors developed?

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

Q: Was a transistor coined by John R?

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

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 given in the adjacent table?

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

Q: Is a transistor made from?

A: Yes, and is referred to as VBE.

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

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

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: Are transistors individually packaged transistors?

A: Yes.

Q: Are transistors generally smaller?

A: Yes, and require less power to operate.

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 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.