Heinrich Welker

Physicist, Inventor

1912 – 1981

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Who was Heinrich Welker?

Heinrich Johann Welker was a German theoretical and applied physicist who invented the "transistron", a form of transistor made at Westinghouse independently of the first successful transistor made at Bell Laboratories. He did fundamental work in III-V compound semiconductors, and paved the way for microwave semiconductor elements and laser diodes.

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Born
Sep 9, 1912
Ingolstadt
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Lived in
  • Erlangen
Died
Dec 25, 1981
Erlangen

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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