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13/02/1910 American physicist William Shockley is born

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William Shockley Interview, 1969

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He is one of the three people who invented the transistor. The other two were John Bardeen and Walter Brattain. 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 became a proponent of eugenics.
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