The Genesis of the Transistor, with Bonus Introduction - ATvesvesT Archives
The Transistor: a 1953 documentary, anticipating its coming impact on technology
AT&T Archives: Dr. Walter Brattain on Semiconductor Physics
AT&T Archives: Dr. Walter Brattain on Semiconductor Physics (Bonus Edition)
Walter Houser Brattain
Walter Houser Brattain was an American physicist at Bell Labs who, along with fellow scientists John Bardeen and William Shockley, invented the point-contact transistor in December 1947. They shared the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics for their invention. Brattain devoted much of his life to research on surface states.