Richard Lyon

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Richard Lyon

Name: Richard Francis Lyon

Born: 1952

Computer-related contributions

  • American scientist, inventor, and engineer.
  • Known for inventing the optical mouse.
  • Co-founder of Foveon Inc., a digital camera and image sensor company.
  • Created early Global Positioning System test transmitters.
  • Inventor of the first single-chip Ethernet device.

Honors and awards

  • Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (2010).
  • Awarded the Progress Medal of the Royal Photographic Society (2005).
  • Elected to be an IEEE Fellow (2003).
  • Featured in George Gilder's book, The Silicon Eye.