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Submission + - Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 timer chip, Dead at 78 (eetimes.com) 1

Ellis D. Tripp writes: The inventor of the 555 timer IC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/555_timer_IC), Hans Kamenzind, has died at age 78. His invention (first introduced in 1972) will be warmly remembered by many electronics hobbyists, and was the first integrated circuit ever used by many of us. R.I.P., Hans!
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Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 timer chip, Dead at 78

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