Here is one of the aforementioned Impex S45T transistors in a JEDEC standard TO-1 metal can with an orange paint spot on the top. According to the above label, that is equivalent to a Philips/Mullard OC45. However, it does not use the standard Philips/Mullard SO-2 glass tube, so strictly is the same as an OC45M.
The label in the radio shows that a type S44T also exists and the Vintage Radio thread shows it: again it's a TO-1 metal can. I would like to obtain some. I would also be very interested to hear about any other Impex part numbers.
Here is an Impex transistor in a Philips/Mullard standard SO-2 metal over glass encapsulation, poorly printed S11T. This cannot be a re-badged OC11 as that was a rare early type in a plastic cuboid outline. I have no information about S11T at all, so if you can provide data about it, please
Here are two Impex devices, marked S18T (composite image shown) and S19T and using the early GEC encapsulation of a copper can with a plastic sleeve. This shape was continued briefly by Mullard/Philips after it absorbed GEC's semiconductor business. I hazard that the equivalent GEC part numbers are GET118 and GET119 as there were no types GET18 or GET19. Intriguingly, GET118 and GET119 are quite obscure in their own right, and I have no solid data for them although I do have examples, which are branded Mullard. Suspiciously, my GET118 is the only GET-series type I have that uses a white sleeve, just like my S18T. Of course, this supposition could be completely wrong.
Well, here's a type S15T which does not fit that numbering theory - GET115 is a medium-power transistor in a black metal heatsink.
If you can provide data about Impex transistors or know where I can obtain more types, please
Impex transistors can be found marked S30T and S31T in the standard Philips/Mullard SO-2 metal over glass tube. My image shows the S30T. However, these are certainly not equivalent to OC30 and OC31, as the first of these is a power type and the second does not exist!
I am keen to find examples of S31T. If you can tell me where I can obtain some, please
I am indebted to Chris from the excellent Silicon Ark site for these two Impex diodes. They are printed, rather poorly, S3R, but one is also faintly printed OA79, the other OA81, and indeed they have the same encapsulation as those Philips/Mullard types. Chris has tested a number of these diodes, and the results are puzzling to say the least. The forward voltage at only 5mA varies between about 0.6V and 1.0V, which is far too high for germanium. Also, some of them exhibit Zener breakdown at only 10V reverse voltage. These are bizarre characteristics, totally wrong for OA79/OA81.
All of this uncertainty leads me to suspect that the name Impex has no direct connection with Philips/Mullard. It is possibly a brand that someone applied to rejected devices in order to resell them. However, that raises the question of why Perdio used them in their radios. I have no definite information. If you can help resolve this, please