Dr. Gordon K. Teal
1907-2003
Dr. Gordon K. Teal Member
Consultant , Texas Instruments Incorporated
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  • 1969
  • Electronics, Communication & Information Systems
  • Materials
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  • 1969
  • Electronics, Communication & Information Systems
  • Materials
Memorial Tribute

BY DON W. SHAW

GORDON K. TEAL, a key participant in the development of the transistor, died on January 7, 2003, at the age of 95. The first transistors, fabricated in polycrystalline germanium at Bell Labs, were unstable and exhibited erratic ...

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Election Citation
In recognition of his pioneering research on single crystals of germanium and silicon and his co-invention and reduction to practice of the single crystal grown junction transistor, contributions which must be ranked among the most critical and essential to the development of the semiconductor industry and electronics.