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Clive Sinclair

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Sir Clive Sinclair (1939- ) The British inventor who pioneered the home microcomputer market in the early 1980s, with the introduction of low-cost, easy to use, 8-bit computers produced by his company, Sinclair Research.

Sir Clive also invented and produced a variety of electronic devices from the 1960s to 1990s, including pocket calculators (he marketed the first pocket calculator in the world), radios and televisions. Perhaps he is most famous (or some might say notorious) for his range electric vehicles, especially the Sinclair C5, introduced in 1985. He has been a member of MENSA, the high IQ society, since 1962.

Planet Sinclair.

["The Sinclair Story", Rodney Dale, pub. Duckworth 1985]

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NOTE TO EDITORS: Sinclair Research Limited was founded by Sir Clive Sinclair in 1979 to design, develop and market consumer electronics products.
And inventor Sir Clive Sinclair, now aged 64, is unabashed by the commercial failure of his eco-friendly three-wheeler.
ANYONE who remembers madcap inventor Sir Clive Sinclair will shudder at the mention of Citroen's new family car.
She is also a member of MENSA and says: "When I sat the exam I thought I had made a pig's knickers of it, but I passed and they say I have an IQ of 159, the same as Sir Clive Sinclair.
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Micro Men documents the lengthy rivalry between maverick visionary Sir Clive Sinclair (Armstrong) and his former colleague Chris Curry (Freeman) as they go head-to-head to achieve domination of the growing home computer market.
Sadly for inventor Sir Clive Sinclair, the C5 became something of a white elephant.
The Sinclair C5 hit the roads of Britain back in 1985, with its inventor Sir Clive Sinclair hoping the one-seater electric tricycle would put an end to petrol-guzzling cars.
For a man credited with inventing one of the most famous car failures since the Tyrannosaurus I Saddle, Sir Clive Sinclair is brave to plough on with wheeled transport.
Sir Clive Sinclair is preparing to launch a follow-up to the 'futuristic' Sinclair C5 electric car he unveiled 18 years ago.