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Current components of Transistor (English)

A transistor is a semiconductor device used to amplify or switch electronic signals and electrical power. It is composed of semiconductor material usually with at least three terminals for connection to an external circuit. A voltage or current applied to one pair of the transistor's terminals controls the current through another pair of terminals. Because the controlled (output) power can be higher than the controlling (input) power, a transistor can amplify a signal. Today, some transistors are packaged individually, but many more are found embedded in integrated circuits.
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  • Other American inventions 

  • History 

  • Bipolar transistors 

  • MOSFET (MOS transistor) 

  • Importance 

  • Simplified operation 

  • Transistor as a switch 

  • Transistor as an amplifier 

  • Comparison with vacuum tubes 

  • Advantages 

  • Limitations 

  • Types 

  • Field-effect transistor (FET) 

  • Metal-oxide-semiconductor FET (MOSFET) 

  • Bipolar junction transistor (BJT) 

  • Usage of MOSFETs and BJTs 

  • Other transistor types 

  • Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) 

  • European Electronic Component Manufacturers Association (EECA) 

  • Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) 

  • Proprietary 

  • Naming problems 

  • Semiconductor material 

  • Packaging 

  • Flexible transistors