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NEW FOR 1954, MULLARD GERMANIUM CRYSTAL DIODES -
Posted by STEVE M on
Don't you just love the parlance "crystal diode". 1954 was the year that Mullard took their first steps into the mass market with semiconductors. Trumpetting their new product as having low shunt capacities and higher rectification efficiency than those old fashioned valve things, the range started with two devices specially developed for television use. There were teething problems as the TV trade tended to attach these new fangled devices into TV circuits using a poker heated in t'fire thence cooking these early and not particularly robiut devices but application of tweezer heatsinks thoughfully provided by an arrangement between Mullard and...