Dennis Hayes

Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
Dennis Hayes

Name: Dennis C. Hayes

Born: 1950 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • Invented the PC modem.
  • Founder of Hayes Microcomputer Products, a company that makes modems.
  • Known for creating the Hayes AT command set, used in most modems produced to this day.
  • Founder and Co Chair of the Public Policy Committee of CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association.

Honors and awards

  • One of four initial inductees into Georgia's Technology Hall of Fame.
  • Hayes Microcomputer Products ranked #4 (1983) and #9 (1984) on the Inc. Magazine List of the 500 Fastest Growing Companies.
  • Chairman of the Association of Online Professionals, which merged with the US Internet Industry Association.

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