Western Electric GA53677  
Written by Accutron on 2017-02-10  

The Western Electric GA53677 is a germanium PNP transistor of unknown specification. Much like Hewlett-Packard, Western Electric's history is riddled with unidentified in-house part numbers. The uncharacterized GA53677 is a typical example of this phenomenon. Many Western Electric semiconductor part numbers are prefixed with GA, GF or F, generally accepted to indicate the parts were produced for a military or government contract. Other than the part number, the GA53677 appears externally identical to other Western Electric transistors from the same era.

Western Electric GA53677 germanium PNP transistor.

GA53677 transistor, underside construction.

This article is part of the [Discrete Semiconductors] exhibit.

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