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NE555 Timer inventor passes away

  1. Aug 24, 2012 #1

    davenn

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    Hello Members and Visitors

    Only a couple of weeks late .... it just came to my notice and scrolling back through threads I dont see any other mention

    Hans R. Camenzind (1934 – August 8th, 2012) was a Swiss electronics engineer best known for inventing the 555 timer IC in 1970
    Sad day indeed, what an amazing little chip and still going strong

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    Mentors .... wasnt sure if to post this in here or in PF lounge general discussion ? feel free to move it if appropriate :)

    Cheers
    Dave
     

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  3. Aug 24, 2012 #2

    Bobbywhy

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    May Hans R. Camenzind rest in peace! His invention has facilitated uncounted applications world-wide. Maybe the folks in his hometown in Switzerland will erect a monument (8-pin dual-in-line integrated circuit?) on their town square.
     
  4. Aug 26, 2012 #3
    Rest in peace Hans R. Camenzind. We will never forget your awesome invention. Your IC555 was my first love. :D Thank you so much!
     
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