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By Ernest Collins,Ian Plamondon

Few humans might anticipate that somebody born within the small city of Gadsden, Alabama in the course of the nice melancholy may turn out being all for every little thing from the united states army to the Atlas II ICBM missile, yet Ernest Jerry Collins did simply that. After serving within the US army as an Electronics Technician, he used the GI invoice to earn his Bachelor and grasp levels in Physics.
His profession incorporated operating at a small television fix store, Convair-Astronautics, Electro tools, American platforms, Teledyne, Hewlett-Packard, Fairchild, know-how improvement company, Teknekron, platforms for computerized try out, and Spectrum strategies. At Fairchild he labored on LED items and the A7 Corsair jet fighter for the united states military. His HP occupation all started within the Dymec department with RF and Microwave try out units, and incorporated the HP 2115A and HP 2116A minicomputers, the HP2590B Microwave Frequency Converter, in addition to the HP5100A Frequency Synthesizer. demanding situations in providing complicated built-in items led HP to create the HP platforms department, the place he labored on try platforms for the Royal Swedish Air Force’s JAS-37 Figgen jet fighter. At Teknekron he helped boost a banknote sorting laptop dubbed “The cash desktop” for Citibank.

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