Founder of Hewlett-Packard Laboratories who led HP's research for four decades, creating some technologies commonly used to this day. He received the National Medal of Science for Engineering Science in 1986.
He was on the technical staff of Bell Labs from 1940 to 1952, working on radar tracking and television transmission.
He led the design of the world's first programmable calculator, the HP 9100, and the computer that eventually rose out of it.
He was married to Priscilla Newton for nearly 50 years; they had three children together.
He and Stanley Mazor, the co-inventor of the first microprocessor, were both inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.