|Born||C. Sheldon Roberts
1926 (age 87–88)
|Alma mater||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (B.S., metallurgical engineering, 1948)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (M.S., 1949; Ph.D., 1952)
|Known for||semiconductor pioneer|
He joined the seminal Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory division of Beckman Instruments in Mountain View, California, but left the company along with other members of the "traitorous eight" with the backing of Sherman Fairchild to form the influential Fairchild Semiconductor corporation.