Famous American Electronics Engineers
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Electronics engineering is a discipline of engineering that encompasses non-linear and active electrical components to design electronic circuits, devices, microprocessors and systems. However, the discipline is in turn a wide one and includes subfields such as analog electronics, digital electronics, consumer electronics, embedded systems and power electronics. Engineers, in this discipline, design and test circuits that use electromagnetic properties of electrical components such as capacitors, resistors, diodes and transistors. Every country today has its own pool of extremely talented electronics engineers who have revolutionized electronics engineering with their innovative concepts and discoveries. And while talking about greatest electronics engineers of all time, American engineers have dominated much of the world’s technical forum. They are specialists in their trade and have excelled in their medium. Some of the prominent American electronics engineers who have created a revolution in the world with their works include Amar Bose - founder of Bose Corporation, Jack Kilby & Robert Noyce - the men behind integrated circuit, Steve Woznaik – co-founder of Apple Inc, and so on. Not far behind are American women who have left an indelible mark on the field Find out more about these famous America electronics engineers, their life and their career.
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Birthdate: August 11, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
Widely recognized as one of the two important pioneers of the personal computer revolution, Steve Wozniak is credited with co-founding Apple Inc. along with Steve Jobs. Not surprisingly, he has been described as one of the men that changed the course of history through technology. Apart from being a programmer and technology entrepreneur, Steve Wozniak is also a well-known philanthropist.
(A Pioneer in Wireless Communications Industry and Inventor of First Cellular Mobile Phone)
Birthdate: December 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Electrical engineer Martin Cooper had initially served the U.S. Navy in the Korean War. He later joined Motorola and pioneered many inventions in wireless communications. The Charles Stark Draper Prize winner also invented the world’s first mobile phone and made the first cell phone call.
Birthdate: February 11, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Former Intel marketing manager Mike Markkula was able to retire at 32 with millions in his bank, owing to his intelligent stock trading decisions. He later became an angel investor for Steve Jobs’s Apple and also the company’s second CEO. He was later also associated with companies such as Echelon.
Birthdate: December 12, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: June 3, 1990
American engineer Robert Noyce, who co-invented the integrated circuit, later gained the nickname the Mayor of Silicon Valley. The co-founder of Intel and Fairchild Semiconductor, Noyce is also said to have given Silicon Valley its name with his invention that included a silicon microchip. He was also a swimming champion.
(Founder of Moog Music and the Inventor of the First Commercial Synthesizer)
Birthdate: May 23, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 21, 2005
Robert Moog was an engineering physicist widely regarded as the pioneer of electronic music. He launched the first commercial synthesizer, the Moog synthesizer, in 1964. A few years later, he launched the Minimoog, which went on to become the most famous and influential synthesizer in history. He taught at the University of North Carolina in his later years.
Birthdate: November 8, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jefferson City
Died: June 20, 2005
Nobel Prize-winning engineer Jack Kilby is best remembered for his contribution to the development of the integrated circuit. Born to an electrical engineer, he had his first brush with gadgets as an amateur radio operator. Initially a Texas Instruments employee, he later also taught at the Texas A&M University.
(Electronic engineer and prolific inventor specializing in the field of semiconductor technology)
Birthdate: May 22, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ikata, Ehime, Japan
Allen B. DuMont
(American Electronics Engineer, Scientist and Inventor Best Known for Improvements to the 'Cathode Ray Tube')
Birthdate: January 29, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: November 14, 1965
DuMont Television Network founder Allen B. DuMont is remembered for his development of the first commercial cathode-ray tube, later used as a receiver for the modern-day TV. He had first developed an interest in electronics while reading books on the subject while bedridden due to polio as a child.