Team Building At Shockley Semiconductor
By June 1956, Bill Shockley had created the nucleus of his team at Shockley Semiconductor.
Bob Noyce $1000
Gordon Moore $750
Eugene Kleiner $1450
Jay Last $675
Sheldon Roberts $1000
Julius Blank $835
Shockley’s own salary was $2500.
Jean Hoerni did not join until the following month. He was the only recruit who asked about the work and not about the pay. Last of the famous eight to join was Vic Grinich.
Shockley caused some disruption to his team-building efforts by publishing the salaries on the company notice board.
The process of setting up a transistor production line was further disrupted in November 1956 when Shockley was awarded the Nobel Prize.