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  The Transistor - Function
The transistor is one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century. It has made it possible to send mankind to the moon, build small yet powerful computers, construct small and efficient hearing aids. These inventions are just a few examples of everyday items containing transistors, the list of such objects can be made very long. The transistor radio was one of the first transistorized items that became a big commercial success. Today, one of the most common uses of the transistor is as a part of the integrated circuit (IC) that is vital for a computer's function. Some even call it "the nerve cell of the information technology" and although the transistor is of great importance, few people know what it is and how it functions.
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