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To celebrate Black History Month, Engadget is running a series of profiles honoring African-American pioneers in the world of science and technology. Today we take a look at the life and work of Jerry Lawson. If you've got fond memories of blowing into video game cartridges, you've got Gerald "Je...

February 20th 2015 at 4:56pm 0 Comments
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Somber news coming out of Palo Alto today, where Julius Blank, the man who helped found the groundbreaking chipmaker Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, has passed away at the age of 86. The Manhattan-born Blank (pictured third from left, above) began his engineering career in 1952, when he join...

September 26th 2011 at 6:59am 0 Comments