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A look back at friends and colleagues who left us in 2014.

Ralph Baer, 92, engineer with Sanders Associates; inventor of Odyssey, world's first home video game system.

Roger Benson, 58, package design engineer with Hittite Microwave, Digital and Raytheon, and vice president of IMAPS Foundation of New England.

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Components expert Benson

Dieter Bergman, 82, IPC technical director and former circuit board designer at Philco.

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IPC icon Bergman

Peter Biocca, applications engineer for Kester, Henkel and Multicore.

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Soldering guru Biocca

Mark Cannon, 52, soldering equipment inventor; former president, ERSA

Andrew Kay, 95, designer of an early portable computer, the Kaypro II.

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PC pioneer Kay

Carl Korn, 92, Cobra Electronics founder and chairman.
 
Frank Kurisu, 64, founder of SolderMask Inc.

Xu Lizhi, 24, Foxconn worker.Elizabeth C. Masten

, 99, retired electronics assembler with Digitech.

 

Jack McCullen, 75, Intel packaging engineer and industry standards group chairman.

Mike Silverman, 50, reliability engineer and frequent industry speaker who founded Ops A La Carte, a reliability consulting services firm.

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Mr. Reliable Silverman

Dave Steinberg, instructor for Hobbs Engineering and author of Vibration Analysis for Electronic Equipment.

Seth Teller, 50, professor of computer science and engineering at MIT and developer of autonomous car.

David R. Trester, 41, Benchmark Electronics.

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BENCHMARKER Trester

Jack Wayman, 92, founder of Consumer Electronics Show.

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Show man Wayman

Glenn Wells, veteran printed circuit board designer and instructor.

Gene Wolfe, 82, Texas Instruments packaging engineer and former SMTA board chairman.

 

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Mike Buetow

CAVEAT LECTOR

Spinning in circles.

Mike Buetow
Peter Bigelow

ROI

A lesson in lean training.
Peter Bigelow
Greg Papandrew

Board Buying

Shake that distributor!

Greg Papandrew
David Bernard
 

TEST AND INSPECTION

Voiding under QFNs.
David Bernard, Ph.D.

 
Robert Boguski

TEST AND INSPECTION

Trade show sociology.

David Bernard, Ph.D.
Gerardo Ruelas

GETTING LEAN

An unusual solution for odd-form part inspection.

Gerardo Ruelas
Bob Willis

DEFECT of the month

Avoiding 01005 termination lift.

Bob Willis