• 1910 February 13
    (b.) -
    1989 August 12


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.
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    1910 February 13
  • Date of Death:

    1989 August 12
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    Co-inventor of the transistor
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