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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 prove being eager about every thing from the U.S. army to the Atlas II ICBM missile, yet Ernest Jerry Collins did simply that. After serving within the US military as an Electronics Technician, he used the GI invoice to earn his Bachelor and grasp levels in Physics.
His profession integrated 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, and Spectrum options. At Fairchild he labored on LED items and the A7 Corsair jet fighter for the united states military. His HP profession started within the Dymec department with RF and Microwave try out 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 supplying complicated built-in items led HP to create the HP platforms department, the place he labored on try out platforms for the Royal Swedish Air Force’s JAS-37 Figgen jet fighter. At Teknekron he helped enhance a banknote sorting desktop dubbed “The funds computer” for Citibank.

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