Walter Brattain on Semiconductor Physics

Delta Prime

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Shockley left Bell Laboratories in 1954 and founded a semiconductor factory. A rebellion among his employees, who set up their own companies, began the phenomenon near Stanford University known as Silicon Valley. :)
 

BobTPH

Joined Jun 5, 2013
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Shockley might have been the first (take your pick: success or victim) of “cancel culture”. I was a physics major at U. of Md. in 1972, and he was scheduled to give a lecture. I wanted to hear him speak, and was ready to listen to his physics, and boo his racial theories. But student protests stopped him from speaking.

Bob
 

DickCappels

Joined Aug 21, 2008
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Shockley left Bell Laboratories in 1954 and founded a semiconductor factory. A rebellion among his employees, who set up their own companies, began the phenomenon near Stanford University known as Silicon Valley. :)

Those were the he traitorous eight who left Shockly Labs to start Fairchid across town. By this time Shockly's attention had turned to four layer diodes. He was convince they were the future, not transistors.
 
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