Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Dudley Allen Buck
Born: April 25, 1927, in San Francisco, California USA
Death: May 21, 1959 (Age: 32)
- Electrical engineer and inventor of components for high-speed computing devices in the 1950s.
- Known for the invention of the cryotron, a superconductive computer component that is operated in liquid helium at a temperature near absolute 0.
- Invented content addressable memory, ferroelectric memory, non-destructive sensing of magnetic fields, and, development of writing printed circuits with a beam of electrons.
- Binary Counting with Magnetic Cores (1951).
- Ferroelectrics for Digital Information Storage and Switching (1952).
- Magnetic and Dielectric Amplifiers (1952).
- An Approach to Microminiature Printed Systems (1958).
- Switching Circuits - chapter 13 in Computer Handbook book by Harry Huskey (1962).
Honors and awards
- Browder J. Thompson Award.