Company: Unitrode Corp.
Based: Watertown, Mass.
Founded: 1960. Semiconductor products division acquired by Microsemi in 1992 . Corporation was acquired by Texas Instruments in 1999.
Founder: George M. Berman
Specialty: Unitrode designed and manufactured advanced discrete semiconductor devices including diodes, capacitors, and transistors, analog/linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits, modules, and non-volatile products, for power management, portable power, and interface functions. Products, branded under Unitrode and Benchmarq, were sold throughout the world for a variety of computer, telecommunications. data communications, military, aerospace, industrial, and automotive applications.
Unitrode Semiconductor Transistors & Diodes Paperweight (1980s)
Lucite paperweight from Unitrode featuring various examples of some of their semiconductor products.
The 25 Unitrode components embedded inside this display include different types of diodes, rectifiers, & transistors.
Measures 4.5" tall x 5.5" wide x 1" thick.