[98] The Jfet Patent

Date: May 19th, 2008 | Comments : [1] | Categories: Uncategorized.

Jfet patent

The junction field effect transistor (jfet) was invented by William Shockley at Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1951.

But did you know that the original jfet was germanium? In his patent, Shockley describes making a transistor with N-type and P-type germanium layers to form the transistor junctions.

If you want to know more, download the original jfet patent and see the details.


One Response to “The Jfet Patent”

[442] Jay Doyle Says: 9:10 am, May 27th, 2008

Yes I did! And did you know that Texas Instruments actually made and sold one commercially for about three days???

Plus, currently there is research being done on bringing this technology back because of germanium’s performance at temperatures approaching True Zero…


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