Electronics Engineers

Electronics engineering is one of the major disciplines of engineering and is currently one of the largest producers of engineers around the world. The field originated around the 19th century during the onset of the radio and the telephone industries and by the 1950s, the term electronics engineering was officially coined. The specialists/professionals who work in this field of engineering are generally proficient in a wide range of subjects including mathematics, project management, chemistry, and physics and use the fundamental disciplines of all these subjects in combination for the work they do. In this field, the engineers design and test circuits that use electromagnetic properties of electrical components such as capacitors, resistors, diodes and transistors and are also instrumental in construction circuit schematics. Currently, there are professional bodies all around the world who certify engineers to be called as professional electronics engineers such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Institution of Electrical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. These bodies are some of the largest producers of electronics engineers (around 30%) in the world today. Here is a compilation of a list of famous electronics engineers. Learn more fascinating facts and details about them with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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 1 Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak
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Famous As: Co-founder of Apple Computer (Apple Inc.)
Birthdate: August 11, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

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.

 2 Sonu Sood

Sonu Sood
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian

 3 Martin Cooper

Martin Cooper
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: December 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 4 Amar Bose

Amar Bose
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Famous As: Electrical Engineer and Sound Engineer
Birthdate: November 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: July 12, 2013

 5 Ren Zhengfei

Ren Zhengfei
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Famous As: CEO of Huawei
Birthdate: October 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Chinese

Ren Zhengfei is a Chinese engineer and entrepreneur. He is credited with founding Huawei, the second-largest manufacturer of smartphones and the largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment in the world. He also serves as the CEO of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. In 2005, Ren Zhengfei was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

 6 Robert Noyce

Robert Noyce
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Famous As: Co-inventor of the integrated circuit
Birthdate: December 12, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: June 3, 1990

 7 Robert Moog

Robert Moog
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: May 23, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: August 21, 2005
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 8 Ray Dolby

Ray Dolby
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: September 12, 2013

 9 Mo Ibrahim

Mo Ibrahim
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: May 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 10 Valdemar Poulsen

Valdemar Poulsen
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: November 23, 1869
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Danish
Died: July 23, 1942
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 11 Allen B. DuMont

Allen B. DuMont
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 29, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: November 14, 1965

 12 Derek Abbott

Derek Abbott
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: May 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Australian, British

 13 Nobutoshi Kihara

Nobutoshi Kihara
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: October 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Japanese
Died: February 13, 2011

 14 Sir Isaac Shoenberg

Sir Isaac Shoenberg
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: March 1, 1880
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Belarusian
Died: January 25, 1963

 15 Louis Alan Hazeltine

Louis Alan Hazeltine
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: August 7, 1886
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: May 24, 1964

 16 Erich Zepler

Erich Zepler
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Famous As: Chess problem composer
Birthdate: January 27, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: German
Died: May 13, 1980

 17 Jack Kilby

Jack Kilby
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Famous As: Inventor of integrated circuit
Birthdate: November 8, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: June 20, 2005

 18 Sunil Abeyesundere

Sunil Abeyesundere
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: December 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Sri Lankan
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