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Shockley, William

Pronunciation: /ˈSHäklē/
(1910–89), US physicist, born in Britain; full name William Bradford Shockley. Shockley and his researchers at Bell Laboratories developed the transistor in 1948. He later became a controversial figure because of his views on race and intelligence. Nobel Prize for Physics (1956), shared with John Bardeen and Walter Brattain.
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