- A transistor is
- One of the basic building blocks of computers.
- An electronic switch
- were first realized at Bell Labs in 1947
- are used in place of vacuume tubes.
- are made with semiconductor materials.
- Transistors are fabricated on a silicone waifer, MANY per waifer.
- Transistors simulate switches
- An on state and an off state.
- Some voltage leaks in the off state. (Power Wall discussion)
- Two types
- These can be combined to build the gates we know and love
- the tkgate file