The History of Silicon Valley — A Brief Summary (Part 2/3)

Richard Reis
The Startup
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4 min readMay 19, 2019

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This is part 2 of my history of Silicon Valley series. If you haven’t read part 1, you can find it here.

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William Shockley and Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory

After earning degrees in engineering from Caltech and MIT, the British inventor, William Shockley

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Richard Reis
The Startup

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