The thin film transistor—A late flowering bloom

  title={The thin film transistor\&\#8212;A late flowering bloom},
  author={Thomas P. Brody},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices},
  • T. Brody
  • Published 1 November 1984
  • Physics
  • IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
The thin film transistor was the first solid-state amplifier ever patented, but has found no practical application until quite recently. The history of this device is traced from the early and unsuccessful Bell Labs experiments, through its brief resurgence in the 1960's as a competitor to the MOSFET; its second disappearance from public view followed by years of hibernation at Westinghouse Labs; its emergence in the 1970's as a candidate for forming very large area integrated circuits for flat… 
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