Engineering Hall of Fame http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25753/more en Gallery: 2013 Engineering Hall Of Fame http://electronicdesign.com/engineering-hall-fame/gallery-2013-engineering-hall-fame <div class="node-body gallery-body">Each year, our editors select a list of nominees for our Engineering Hall of Fame. Our readers then vote on the nominees, and we induct the top six candidates. This year, we’re proud to present an eclectic class that spans centuries and continents alike, from the inventor of the logarithm to programming language pioneers. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/engineering-hall-fame/gallery-2013-engineering-hall-fame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/engineering-hall-fame/gallery-2013-engineering-hall-fame#comments Engineering Hall of Fame Gallery Mon, 02 Dec 2013 17:50:00 +0000 97521 at http://electronicdesign.com Bjarne Stroustrup: C++ Creator Keeps Developing http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/bjarne-stroustrup-c-creator-keeps-developing <div class="node-body article-body">Bjarne Stroustrup created C++, one of the most popular embedded programming languages. He is still working on the latest revisions of the C++ standard. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/bjarne-stroustrup-c-creator-keeps-developing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/bjarne-stroustrup-c-creator-keeps-developing#comments Dev Tools Engineering Hall of Fame Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:41:00 +0000 96761 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Bjarne Stroustrup created C++ and made programming history. He is still working on the latest revisions of the C++ standard.</p> Thompson, Ritchie, And Kernighan: The Fathers Of C http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/thompson-ritchie-and-kernighan-fathers-c <div class="node-body article-body">Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and Brian Kernighan join other notable technologist in Electronic Design's Engineering Hall of Fame for their work including the C programming language. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/thompson-ritchie-and-kernighan-fathers-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/thompson-ritchie-and-kernighan-fathers-c#comments Dev Tools Engineering Hall of Fame Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:36:00 +0000 96751 at http://electronicdesign.com Lester Eastman: Compound Semiconductor Pioneer Leaves A Legacy Of Teaching http://electronicdesign.com/engineering-hall-fame/lester-eastman-compound-semiconductor-pioneer-leaves-legacy-teaching <div class="field-byline"> Richard Gawel, Managing Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lester Eastman's work in compound semiconductors such as gallium nitride led to many innovations, though he would consider his six-decade tenure in academics equally important. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/engineering-hall-fame/lester-eastman-compound-semiconductor-pioneer-leaves-legacy-teaching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/engineering-hall-fame/lester-eastman-compound-semiconductor-pioneer-leaves-legacy-teaching#comments Engineering Hall of Fame Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:06:00 +0000 97131 at http://electronicdesign.com John Napier: Logarithm Inventor Put Religion First http://electronicdesign.com/analog/john-napier-logarithm-inventor-put-religion-first <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangione </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In 1614, John Napier published the work that would establish logarithms as a viable means for calculating large numbers, enabling countless advances in the centuries since then. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/john-napier-logarithm-inventor-put-religion-first" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/john-napier-logarithm-inventor-put-religion-first#comments Analog Engineering Hall of Fame Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:19:00 +0000 97181 at http://electronicdesign.com <p><span>While John Napier of Merchiston is known for inventing the logarithm, mathematics were only a hobby while he campaigned against Queen Mary for the Protestant cause.&nbsp;</span><em>(courtesy of the British Broadcasting Company)</em></p> Shuji Nakamura: New Materials Light The Way To Blue LED Innovations http://electronicdesign.com/power/shuji-nakamura-new-materials-light-way-blue-led-innovations <div class="field-deck"> a persistent researcher, Nakamura's tenacity paid off. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"Red and green LEDs were fairly easy. But blue, which could be used with “yellow” phosphors to produce a mix of photons that would appear white, was another story.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/shuji-nakamura-new-materials-light-way-blue-led-innovations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/shuji-nakamura-new-materials-light-way-blue-led-innovations#comments Engineering Hall of Fame Power Tue, 26 Nov 2013 13:56:00 +0000 97221 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Shuji Nakamura</p> John Renshaw Carson: Pioneer Ruled Modulation’s Earliest Innovations http://electronicdesign.com/communications/john-renshaw-carson-pioneer-ruled-modulation-s-earliest-innovations <div class="node-body article-body">John R. Carson has been inducted into the Electronic Design Hall of Fame.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/communications/john-renshaw-carson-pioneer-ruled-modulation-s-earliest-innovations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/communications/john-renshaw-carson-pioneer-ruled-modulation-s-earliest-innovations#comments Communications Engineering Hall of Fame Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:26:00 +0000 97021 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>John Renshaw Carson invented single-sideband modulation and developed the Carson rule, which defines the approximate bandwidth requirements of communications system components for a carrier signal that is frequency modulated by a continuous or broad spectrum of frequencies rather than a single frequency. (courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution Archives)</p> Engineering Hall of Fame 2012 http://electronicdesign.com/engineering-hall-fame-2012-0 <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"> </fieldset> <div class="node-body curated_topic-body"><p> <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><img alt="" src="/site-files/electronicdesign.com/files/uploads/2013/01/HoF-Logo.png" style="width: 420px; height: 60px;" /></span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 16px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><img alt="" src="/site-files/electronicdesign.com/files/uploads/2013/01/HoF-Logo.png" style="width: 420px; height: 60px;" /></span></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> Engineering Hall of Fame Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:28:25 +0000 57521 at http://electronicdesign.com Paul Allen: Sharp Programming And Shrewd Deals Build An Industry Titan http://electronicdesign.com/trends-amp-analysis/paul-allen-sharp-programming-and-shrewd-deals-build-industry-titan <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and well-known philanthropist, is inducted into Electronic Design's Engineering Hall of Fame.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/trends-amp-analysis/paul-allen-sharp-programming-and-shrewd-deals-build-industry-titan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/trends-amp-analysis/paul-allen-sharp-programming-and-shrewd-deals-build-industry-titan#comments Trends & Analysis Engineering Hall of Fame Wed, 28 Nov 2012 19:31:00 +0000 55279 at http://electronicdesign.com Daniel S. Bricklin and Bob Frankston: Engineers Add Up To Early Spreadsheet Success http://electronicdesign.com/trends-amp-analysis/daniel-s-bricklin-and-bob-frankston-engineers-add-early-spreadsheet-success <div class="field-byline"> Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston, the inventors of VisiCalc the first personal computer spreadsheet, are inducted into the Electronic Design Engineering Hall of Fame.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/trends-amp-analysis/daniel-s-bricklin-and-bob-frankston-engineers-add-early-spreadsheet-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/trends-amp-analysis/daniel-s-bricklin-and-bob-frankston-engineers-add-early-spreadsheet-success#comments Trends & Analysis Engineering Hall of Fame Wed, 28 Nov 2012 18:41:00 +0000 55353 at http://electronicdesign.com