Werner Buchholz

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Werner BuchholzName: Werner Buchholz

Born: October 24, 1922, in Detmold, Germany

Computer-related contributions

  • American computer scientist who coined the term byte for a unit of digital information.
  • Helped design the IBM 701 and the IBM 7030 Stretch, IBM's first transistorized supercomputer.

Honors and awards

  • IEEE Computer Pioneer Award (1990).