• Feb 13, 1910
    (b.) -
    Aug 12, 1989
    (d.)

Bio/Description

Along with John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain, Shockley co-invented the transistor, for which all three were awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics. Shockley's attempts to commercialize a new transistor design in the 1950s and 1960s led to California's "Silicon Valley" becoming a hotbed of electronics innovation.
  • Date of Birth:

    Feb 13, 1910
  • Date of Death:

    Aug 12, 1989
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Noted For:

    Co-inventor of the transistor
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