Martin Cooper

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Martin CooperName: Martin Cooper

Born: December 26, 1928

Computer-related contributions

  • Led the team at Motorola that developed the handheld mobile phone, the early cell phone.
  • Made the first cell phone call on April 3, 1973.
  • Co-founded Cellular Business Systems, Inc. (CBSI).
  • In 1992 founded ArrayComm.
  • Founded GreatCall, maker of Jitterbug.

Honors and awards

  • Member of Mensa.
  • Received the Wharton Infosys Business Transformation Award in 1995.
  • Received American Computer Museum's George R. Stibitz Computer and Communications Pioneer Award in 2002.
  • In 2009 received the Prince of Asturias Award for scientific and technical research.
  • In February 2010, Cooper was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.