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William Shockley
William Shockley
Birth: February 13, 1910
Death: 12 August 1989
Nationality: English
William Shockley
Nationality: English
Birth: February 13, 1910
Death: 12 August 1989

William Bradford Shockley was a British-born American physicist and inventor.

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. In his later life, Shockley was a professor at Stanford, and he also became a staunch advocate of eugenics.

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