‘A drive by Semiconductors Ltd for a big share of the TV transistor market was forecast last week by Mr C.H. Noton, Commercial Executive Director of the company.’
S0, over 50 years ago, starts a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of May 3rd 1961.
“We have been paying attention recently to the market for transistors in television,” he said., “and seeing how well Philco transistors fit into the US and UK receiver markets. I am quite sure we can offer set makers what they want at a reasonable price – whether it be only HF transistors for the tuner and IF stages or a complete kit.”
When the point was made that kits of components for TV normally include a CRT, Mr Noton replied:
“If necessary we will find a source of CRTs to go with the transistor kits, but we feel this will be unnecessary to start with.”