Clive Sinclair

Inventor

1940 –

13

Who is Clive Sinclair?

Sir Clive Marles Sinclair is an English entrepreneur and inventor, most commonly known for his work in consumer electronics in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

After spending several years as assistant editor of Practical Wireless and Instrument Practice, Sinclair founded Sinclair Radionics in 1961, where he produced the first slim-line electronic pocket calculator in 1972. Sinclair later moved into the production of home computers and produced the Sinclair ZX80, the UK's first mass-market home computer for less than GB£100, and later, with Sinclair Research, the ZX81 and ZX Spectrum; the latter is widely recognised for its importance in the early days of the British home computer industry.

Knighted in 1983, Sinclair formed Sinclair Vehicles and released the Sinclair C5, a battery electric vehicle that was a commercial failure. Since then Sinclair has concentrated on personal transport, including the A-bike, a folding bicycle for commuters that weighs 5.5 kilograms and folds down small enough to be carried on public transport.

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Born
Jul 30, 1940
Richmond, London
Also known as
  • Sir Clive Marles Sinclair
  • Clive Marles Sinclair
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Atheism
Ethnicity
  • White people
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • St George's College, Weybridge
Employment
  • Sinclair Research
  • Sinclair Radionics

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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