Friday, August 17, 2012

Inventor of the 555 timer passes away

That's a sad news. The 555 is one of the first ICs I have used when discovering electronics.

Inventor of the 555 timer passes away:

August 15th 2012, the news was reported that [Hanz Camenzind], the creator of the 555 timer, has passed away.  We are all familiar with 555 timer, but many of you may not be aware that [Hanz] also created the first class D amplifier. Actually, he had over 20 patents under his belt as well as a few books.
He is survived by His Wife, Daughter, and three Sons.