Hung-Chang Lin

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1919 – 2009

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Who was Hung-Chang Lin?

Hung Chang Lin was a Chinese-American inventor, and who was a professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland.

Hung C. Lin holds 61 U.S. patents. Among his inventions is the quasi-complementary amplifier circuit, which has been used in many commercial audio amplifiers. Another of his inventions is the lateral transistor which is used in linear integrated circuits and T2L digital integrated circuits. He also invented the wireless microphone.

He has published more than 170 professional papers mostly on transistors and integrated circuits.

In 1941 he received the B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. In 1948 he received the M.S. degree from the University of Michigan. In 1956 he received the Doctor of Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. In 1978 he was presented with the JJ Ebers Award from the IEEE. In 2000 he was elected to be academician of Academia Sinica.

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Born
Aug 8, 1919
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Michigan
  • Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Died
Mar 5, 2009

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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