Drive For TV Transistor Market Share


‘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.’


So, 50 years ago, starts a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of May 3rd 1961.

The story continues:


‘Speaking at a press conference in London, he said: “We have been paying attention recently to the market for transistors in television.”


‘The occasion marked the final stages of a tour in this country by Mr Charles Gray, chief applications engineer (communications) of the Philco Semiconductors Division of America.’


‘Mr Gray, who has had considerable experience of transistorised TV in the United States, has been advising British set manufacturers on the application of micro-alloy diffused HF transistors.’

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