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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