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.
Famous As: Co-founder of Apple Computer (Apple Inc.)
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.

 2 Amar Bose

Amar Bose.
Famous As: Electrical Engineer and Sound Engineer
Birthdate: November 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
Died: July 12, 2013

Amar Bose was an American academic, entrepreneur, sound engineer, and electrical engineer. Bose served as a professor at MIT for more than 45 years. He is also credited with founding a manufacturing company called Bose Corporation where he served as the chairman. In 2008, Amar Bose was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. 

 3 Martin Cooper

Martin Cooper.
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: December 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 4 Ren Zhengfei

Ren Zhengfei.
Famous As: CEO of Huawei
Birthdate: October 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zhenning Buyei and Miao Autonomous County, Anshun, China

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.

 5 Robert Noyce

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

 6 Mike Markkula

Mike Markkula
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: February 11, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 7 Robert Moog

Robert Moog
Famous As: Engineer
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. 

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 8 Jack Kilby

Jack Kilby.
Famous As: Inventor of integrated circuit
Birthdate: November 8, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jefferson City
Died: June 20, 2005

 9 Mo Ibrahim

Mo Ibrahim.
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: May 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sudan

Telecom magnate Mo Ibrahim was born in Sudan and educated in Egypt and the U.K. His company Celtel International was one of the pioneers in the mobile phone industry in Africa and the Middle East. He was featured on Forbes’s billionaire’s list and offers scholarships for African students through his foundation.

 10 Ray Dolby

Ray Dolby
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 18, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: September 12, 2013
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 11 Valdemar Poulsen

Valdemar Poulsen
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: November 23, 1869
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: July 23, 1942

 12 Asuman Özdağlar

Asuman Özdağlar
Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: December 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Turkey

 13 Allen B. DuMont

Allen B. DuMont
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: January 29, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: November 14, 1965

 14 Derek Abbott

Derek Abbott
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: May 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: South Kensington, London, England

 15 Nobutoshi Kihara

Nobutoshi Kihara
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: October 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: February 13, 2011

 16 Sir Isaac Shoenberg

Sir Isaac Shoenberg
Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: March 1, 1880
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pinsk, Belarus
Died: January 25, 1963

 17 Louis Alan Hazeltine

Louis Alan Hazeltine
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: August 7, 1886
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Died: May 24, 1964

 18 Erich Zepler

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

 19 Sunil Abeyesundere

Sunil Abeyesundere
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: December 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
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