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SINCLAIR, Sir Clive

( English engineer, a specialist in the field of electronic engineering, entrepreneur and inventor.)

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SINCLAIR, Sir Clive (Sinclair Sir Clive) (p. July 30, 1940), English engineer, a specialist in the field of electronic engineering, entrepreneur and inventor

. Starting in 1960 with the work in the technical publishing, . Sinclair has established a number of companies, . involved in the development and application of new technologies for the production of goods of mass demand - handy pocket calculators, . electronic clock, . pocket and wrist televisions, . as well as one of the first home computers,
. In the late 1970's and early 1980's became famous for a series of inventions in the field of semiconductor technology.

They Created one of the first microprocessor - Z80. In 1981, Sinclair presented his first mass microcomputer Z81, the prototype of today's mobile computers. Z81 had only 1 KB of memory and was inconvenient to manage, but its low price and ease of programming have attracted hundreds of thousands of buyers. In 1988 Sinclair released a full-featured laptop Z88, who had had 32 KB of memory, expandable up to 1 MB.

However, the inventor has not always been so lucky. So, despite all his achievements, the most famous was the invention of the vehicle C5, advertised as a new concept of movement. It was a small three-wheeled car with a sleek plastic housing and an electric motor. Either because the electric battery that time did not possess the requisite capacity, either because of conservatism of society project failed as a technically and commercially.

Sinclair continued to apply their ideas in various areas, concentrating its main efforts on the electric transport. For his achievements Sinclair was knighted in 1983.


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