Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 8 / 9   >   >>
elPresidente
User Rank
Author
re: Weigh in on the greatest hits in electronics
elPresidente   5/10/2012 2:34:05 AM
NO RATINGS
8080?? You mean 4004, "junior"

elPresidente
User Rank
Author
re: Weigh in on the greatest hits in electronics
elPresidente   5/10/2012 2:30:21 AM
NO RATINGS
If they are not EE's they do not belong on the list. Physicists, MBAs, computer scientists have their own venues...this is EE Times, not Technologer Times..

BicycleBill
User Rank
Author
re: Weigh in on the greatest hits in electronics
BicycleBill   5/10/2012 2:22:16 AM
NO RATINGS
Pong--the seminal mass-market video game.

mali.venkatesan
User Rank
Author
re: Weigh in on the greatest hits in electronics
mali.venkatesan   5/10/2012 2:16:58 AM
NO RATINGS
I nominate Dr. Dan Maydan, Pioneer in transforming Semi Equipment Industry, from just a hardware tool to a leading-edge technology equipment. Mali

_hm
User Rank
Author
re: Weigh in on the greatest hits in electronics
_hm   5/10/2012 12:58:30 AM
NO RATINGS
LASER and optical communication - Corning industry.

anon3860072
User Rank
Author
re: Weigh in on the greatest hits in electronics
anon3860072   5/10/2012 12:27:22 AM
NO RATINGS
Technologies - Meta Pad from IBM. This was once a concept and a failed product. If all go well, the concept could be proliferated especially with Asus showing the Padphone implementation since early CY2011

anon3860072
User Rank
Author
re: Weigh in on the greatest hits in electronics
anon3860072   5/10/2012 12:22:40 AM
NO RATINGS
If Steve Job is in the list, why not Bill Gates. Personal opinion, I'll rate Bill Gates much higher than Steve Job, at least in terms of personal character and integrity.

Bert22306
User Rank
Author
re: Weigh in on the greatest hits in electronics
Bert22306   5/10/2012 12:18:00 AM
NO RATINGS
I think you're looking for individual names, rather than inventions and discoveries, which makes the job a little harder. Some innovations cannot e attributed to one person, yet they are very major milestones. Robert Metcalfe can't be overlooked. He invented a practical protocol for a packet-switched asynchronous network - Ethernet. Robert Kahn and Vinton Cerf. Also Jon Postel and Steve Crocker. The fathers of the Internet. Harry Nyquist, Ralph Hartley, and Claude Shannon for describing the theoretical limits of digital communications channels. In precise terms. It's what permits digital communications channels to be designed, rather than guesstimated using trial and error. And perhaps Martin Cooper of Motorola and Joel Engel of Bell Labs, for creating practical cellular telephony (1973). Although theoretical work had been going on as far back as 1947, at Bell Labs.

lhoffman951
User Rank
Author
re: Weigh in on the greatest hits in electronics
lhoffman951   5/10/2012 12:15:03 AM
NO RATINGS
Junko, Here's a name that I think deserves consideraton: Mark Bluhm He spearheaded the R&D effort at Cyrix that resulted in an X86 processor (around 1995/1996) that actually outperformed the equivalent Intel product(s). Even though I'm not an engineer, I thought it was quite an engineering accomplishment. Don't hold me to this, but I think the entire Cyrix design team was 15 folks or so. Great example of a tiny upstart disrupting before it became fashionable. I have no idea what happened to Mark Bluhm. Steve Tobak who knows how to articulate a compelling narrative and was a VP at Cyrix at this time might be a good resource to tap.

CamilleK
User Rank
Author
re: Weigh in on the greatest hits in electronics
CamilleK   5/10/2012 12:00:27 AM
NO RATINGS
- Akio Morita (Sony) - Stephen Wolfram (Wolfram Research, Mathematica) - Linus Torvalds (Linux) - Marc Andreesen (Mosaic, Netscape, other software ventures) - Andy Bechtolsheim (Sun, Google) - I also would like to suggest a symbol for a company: The VLSI Technology Unsung Hero(first fully integrated EDA tool suite, ASIC model, library developer including compilers and standard cells, fab, ASSP innovator and leader in chip sets for PC, cell phones, co-founder ARM and a few other firsts including incubating many technology leaders in the semiconductor industry). Many heroes there so Douglas Fairbairn can represent them. Disclosure: I worked there :-)

<<   <   Page 8 / 9   >   >>


Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
Overview: Battle-hardened veterans of the electronics industry have heard of the “connected car” so often that they assume it’s a done deal. But do we really know what it takes to get a car connected and what its future entails? Join EE Times editor Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of movers and shakers in the connected car business. Executives from Cisco, Siemens and NXP will share ideas, plans and hopes for connected cars and their future. After the first 30 minutes of the radio show, our listeners will have the opportunity to ask questions via live online chat.
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Special Video Section
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
Active balancing of series connected battery stacks exists ...
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...