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Crystal Fire: The Invention of the Transistor and the Birth of the Information Age (Sloan Technology Series)
Author: Michael Riordan, Lillian Hoddeson
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This is a good companion to read after Crystal Fire  that covers the discovery of the transistor and the backgrounds of Bardeen, Brattain and Shockley in a similar fashion. I had hoped that book would cover Noyce, but it did not, and this article fills that void nicely.
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