Steve Wozniak( American designer in the field of computers, co-founder of Apple's)
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Steve Wozniak (Wozniak Stephen) (p. 1950 pcs. California), American designer in the field of computers, co-founder of Apple's.
He studied at the University of California at Berkeley. Before finishing his studies, was recruited by Hewlett-Packard Company. All my free time spent in the club "DIY computer" (Homebrew) in the company of young enthusiasts in Palo Alto. In 1975 they were joined by Steve Jobs, Wozniak offered to start work on a new computer that would sell well. The garage, owned by Jobs' parents, together they developed and built a computer board, a prototype of the computer Apple I. Local dealer electronic equipment ordered them to 25 such devices, and then Wozniak quit his job to become vice-president of new business.
April 1, 1976 Jobs and Wozniak founded the company Apple Computer, which was registered in 1977. Its first product was the Apple I computer at a price of 666.66 dollars. This computer is simple and compact, designed primarily for amateurs and enthusiasts. Total has sold 600 of these machines. Soon appeared Apple II became more compact and user-friendly. The company's success was phenomenal, and in 1980 she became a joint stock company.
The next steps the company has been manufacturing printers and software. Due to, . that Wozniak got in a crash early in 1981, . he had for some time to leave the firm, . but in 1983 returned there and worked for the company until 1985, . after which he created a new company to develop a remote access system for use in home computers,
. Company, called CL-9, existed until the end of 1989. After leaving Apple Wozniak completed education at Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in computer science and electrical engineering, and began to teach on a voluntary basis.