Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Inventions of Frances Hugle

Frances Hugle was a gifted female scientist and engineer who developed many processes and pieces of equipment under secret military contract while at Baldwin in the fifties. She went on to become a Silicon Valley pioneer including co-founding Siliconix as its first Director of Research.

Frances Hugle died in May of 1968 only a couple of months before Intel was formed. Following her death, her work was plundered and no company ever paid any royalties on any of her patents (or the use of her other intellectual properties) including her Tab invention which alone generates more than a billion dollars each year in revenue.

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Thank you Melisende!!