William Shockley: The Will to Think (Springer Biographies) (Hardcover)
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History: An Engineering View.- About This Book .- Prologue: The Enigma of Shockley.- Mother and Father.- The Son Billy.- Jean and Emmy.- Bell Telephone Laboratories.- The Nuclear Reactor.- World War II Hero .- The Precursors of "Translating Apparatus".- The "Three Electrode Circuit Element Utilizing Semiconductor Material" .- The Junction Transistor.- Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory.- Thinking About Thinking Improves Thinking .- Moral Philosophy as Applied Science.- Epilogue.- Appendix: Shockley's Patents, Papers and Presentations.
About the Author
Dr. Bo Lojek started his professional career of almost sixty years in the semiconductor industry in 1964 as a rubylith draftsman. He has designed or co-designed 25 bipolar and MOS manufacturing processes and holds over 100 patents. He is the author of the 2007 Springer book History of Semiconductor Engineering. He is one of the last scientific individualists, destined to die out in an age of teamwork and wireless collectivization.