Clive Sinclair

Updated: 10/11/2021 by Computer Hope
Clive Sinclair

Name: Clive Marles Sinclair

Born: July 3, 1940, in Surrey, England

Death: September 16, 2021 in London, England (Age: 81)

Computer-related contributions

  • British entrepreneur and inventor, most commonly known for his work in consumer electronics in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
  • Produced the first slim-line electronic pocket calculator in 1972 (the Sinclair Executive); the Sinclair ZX80, the UK's first mass-market home computer, in 1980; and the ZX81, the hugely successful follow-up to the ZX80, in 1981.
  • Conceived the smallest mass market transistor radio.


"There's no point in asking if someone wants it, because they can't imagine it."