Meet The Fellows
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GO INSIDE THE INVENTIVE MIND
Follow along as we share the passion and anecdotes of IBMers who helped send people to the moon, hatched trillions of barcodes, launched the computer industry and then even taught one to play Jeopardy! They’re just some of the innovations we’ve been working on to build a smarter planet.
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Sometimes the greatest scientific breakthroughs happen by chance. Dropping a piece of silicon into hydrofluoric acid, for instance, allowed IBM Fellow Bernard Meyerson to discover the silicon germanium chip. The rest, as they say, is history, as SiGe influences how our WiFi, cell phones and GPS devices work today.
(Thanks for the photo Stefania!)
Low on cash? Out of stamps? Want to skip to the gate? Good thing for self-service kiosks, another world’s first from IBM.
(Thanks for the photo, Joy!)
Gone, but not forgotten. Time recording machines came from a patented IBM innovation.
(Thanks for the photo, Heidi!)
That little, one-finger, laptop doohickey (or as we like to call it, a TrackPoint pointing stick) came from a patented IBM innovation.
(Thanks for the photo Dimitri!)
(Cool screensaver. Thanks for the photo, Silvia!)
Space Shuttle Endeavour’s orbiter avionics data processing system came from a patented IBM innovation.
(Thanks for the photo, Britt!)
Game on! The microprocessors in the Sony PlayStation came from a patented IBM innovation.
(Thanks for the photo, Tommy!)