C. Sheldon Roberts
October 27, 1926
|Died||June 6, 2014 (aged 87)|
McMinnville, Oregon, U.S.
|Alma mater||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (B.S., metallurgical engineering, 1948)|
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (M.S., 1949; Ph.D., 1952)
|Known for||Semiconductor pioneer|
Roberts then worked in research at the Naval Research Lab and the Dow Chemical Company. 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.