Twentieth-century inventor who taught electrical engineering at the University of Maryland. His numerous inventions include the wireless microphone and the lateral transistor.
He earned a master's degree from the University of Michigan and a doctoral degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.
He received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' 1978 JJ Ebers Award.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree from China's Shanghai Jiaotong University.
He and Nobel Prize-winning chemist Roger Tsien were both prominent Chinese-American scientists.