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Hans Camenzind

If you have ever used a 555 timer you have Hans Camerenzind to thank.  I have just heard of his death.  The 555 timer had so much impact on the industry that one of the first things I did with a PSoC was to use it to simulate a 555 timer.  (I figured that since a 555 timer could be used to build anything, if  PSoC could successfully simulate a 555 timer then a PSoC could be used to build anything.)  Hans loved is work, his family, and his hobbies and by any measure had lead a full happy life.

 

Good bye Hans, you will be missed!

 

A private family service will be held on August 17th. A remembrance of Hans life will be held at 2 pm on September 9th, in the Shoup Park Garden House in Los Altos. Friends and colleagues are welcome. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations in Hans memory to the Computer History Museum. To RSVP and for information on donations, please see camenzind.org/hans/.

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rolf's picture

I remember soldering the 555 on copper nails on a wooden board, creating my very first burglar alarm when I was about 13 years old. Now, almost 30 years later, I still use the 555!

Hans, Rest In Peace!

Dave, did you know you can even buy 555 shirts? http://www.zazzle.com/classic_555_timer_chip_schematic_circuit_t_shirt-2...

All my PSoC shirts are worn-out I guess the next will be a 555 shirt :)

Regards,
Rolf

strauch1's picture

As a young engineer, the 555 timer and 741 op amp were like magic. Hats off to that cadre of analog design engineers that brought us such useful devices. I was sadden to hear of Hans' passing.

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