The knowledge of a transistor becomes clearer when learnt in context of its evolutionary journey. Here, we have presented the important landmarks in its journey of almost a century.  Starting with a lengthy description of the development up to, including and after the transistor was invented, a timeline is supplied to give you a perspective of the different highlights in relation to each other.  Remember:   We learn from our past!

History - read all about the the golden century.
Timeline - see events leading up to, including, and after the development of the transistor.