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By Ernest Collins,Ian Plamondon

Few humans may count on that somebody born within the small city of Gadsden, Alabama in the course of the nice melancholy may prove being focused on every thing from the USA military 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, expertise improvement company, Teknekron, structures for computerized try out, and Spectrum suggestions. At Fairchild he labored on LED items and the A7 Corsair jet fighter for the USA military. His HP occupation begun within the Dymec department with RF and Microwave attempt units, and integrated the HP 2115A and HP 2116A minicomputers, the HP2590B Microwave Frequency Converter, in addition to the HP5100A Frequency Synthesizer. demanding situations in providing advanced built-in items led HP to create the HP structures department, the place he labored on attempt platforms for the Royal Swedish Air Force’s JAS-37 Figgen jet fighter. At Teknekron he helped strengthen a banknote sorting desktop dubbed “The cash computer” for Citibank.

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