Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: William Henry Eccles
Born: August 23, 1875 in Barrow-in-Furness, England
Death: April 29, 1966 (Age: 91)
Computer related contributions
- British physicist and a pioneer in the development of radio communication.
- Eccles invented the term Diode to describe an evacuated glass tube containing two electrodes; an anode and a cathode.
- In 1918 he worked to patent the flip-flop circuit, which became the basis of electronic memory in computers.
- He helped in the design of the first long wave radio station.
Honors and awards
- Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)