Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Niels Ivar Bech
Born: 1920 in Lemvig, Denmark
Death: 1975 (Age: 55)
- One of Europe's most creative leaders and inventors in the field of electronic digital computers.
- Assigned by KTAS to assist in building DASK (DAnsk BESK) project.
- Developed a prototype of GIER and by the end of 1962 had produced 18 GIER computers.
- One of his early developments was a high-speed paper-tape reader, the RC2000, which read at the then-unbelievable rate of 2000 characters per second.