June 22, 2022

004: The Affair of the Luau Pig

004:  The Affair of the Luau Pig

After the meeting with Arnold Beckman, the state of Shockley Semiconductor just continues to deteriorate, and the Shockley research staff finally makes their own appeal to Arnold Beckman that something has to change. In this episode, the Shockley...


After the meeting with Arnold Beckman, the state of Shockley Semiconductor just continues to deteriorate, and the Shockley research staff finally makes their own appeal to Arnold Beckman that something has to change.

In this episode, the Shockley research staff takes a shot in the dark and writes a fateful letter to a New York investment banking firm.  The letter asks if the firm knows of any companies who might be interested in hiring the semiconductor research staff as a group because they would like to continue working together if possible.

But the letter lands on the desk of a young banker named Arthur Rock who has another idea for what they can do.