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An Alabama Boy and the Birth of Silicon Valley: The by Ernest Collins,Ian Plamondon

By Ernest Collins,Ian Plamondon

Few humans might count on that somebody born within the small city of Gadsden, Alabama throughout the nice melancholy might prove being thinking about every thing from the U.S. army to the Atlas II ICBM missile, yet Ernest Jerry Collins did simply that. After serving within the US military as an Electronics Technician, he used the GI invoice to earn his Bachelor and grasp levels in Physics.
His profession incorporated operating at a small television fix store, Convair-Astronautics, Electro tools, American platforms, Teledyne, Hewlett-Packard, Fairchild, expertise improvement company, Teknekron, platforms for automated try out, and Spectrum strategies. At Fairchild he labored on LED items and the A7 Corsair jet fighter for the U.S. military. His HP occupation begun within the Dymec department with RF and Microwave try units, and integrated the HP 2115A and HP 2116A minicomputers, the HP2590B Microwave Frequency Converter, in addition to the HP5100A Frequency Synthesizer. demanding situations in offering complicated built-in items led HP to create the HP platforms department, the place he labored on attempt platforms for the Royal Swedish Air Force’s JAS-37 Figgen jet fighter. At Teknekron he helped increase a banknote sorting computer dubbed “The funds computing device” for Citibank.

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