Kroemer, Herbert

Kroemer, Herbert,

1928–, German physicist, Ph.D. Univ. of Göttingen, 1952. Kroemer was a researcher at RCA Laboratories in Princeton, N.J. (1954–57), and at Varian Associates in Palo Alto, Calif. (1959–66). In 1968 he joined the faculty at the Univ. of Colorado, and in 1976 he became a professor at the Univ. of Calfornia, Santa Barbara. Kroemer and Zhores I. AlferovAlferov, Zhores Ivanovich,
1930–2019, Russian physicist, b. Vitebsk (now in Belarus), Ph.D. V. I. Ulyanov Electrotechnical Institute, 1952. He joined the research staff of the A. F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute in St.
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, who worked independently of each other shared the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics with Jack KilbyKilby, Jack St. Clair,
1923–2005, American electrical engineer, b. Jefferson City, Mo., B.S. Univ. of Illinois, 1947, M.S. Univ. of Wisconsin, 1950. In 1958, Kilby began working for Texas Instruments (TI), which he had joined in order to devote himself to developing
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 for inventing and developing fast opto- and microelectronic components based on layered semiconductor structures, known as heterostructures. Developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the technology underlies a broad array of modern devices and systems, including satellite communications, cellular telephones, fiber-optics, bar-code readers, and laser pointers.