Gary Starkweather

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Gary Starkweather in his office at Microsoft Research in 2009.

Gary Keith Starkweather (born January 1938) is an American engineer and inventor most notable for the invention of the laser printer and color management.

In 1969, Starkweather invented the laser printer at Xerox's Webster research center. He collaborated on the first fully functional laser printing system at Xerox PARC in 1971.[1][2][3]

At Apple Computer in the 1990s, Starkweather invented color management technology,[4] and led the development of Colorsync 1.0. In 1991 he was awarded the David Richardson Medal.[5] Starkweather joined Microsoft Research in 1997, where he works on display technology.[6]

In 2004, he was elected to the United States National Academy of Engineering.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edwin D. Reilly (2003). Milestones in Computer Science and Information Technology. Greenwood Press. ISBN 1-57356-521-0. 
  2. ^ Roy A. Allan (2001). A History of the Personal Computer: The People and the Technology. Allan Publishing. ISBN 0-9689108-0-7. 
  3. ^ Gladwell, Malcolm (May 16, 2011). "Creation Myth - Xerox PARC, Apple, and the truth about innovation". The New Yorker. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Gary K. Starkweather, "Method and apparatus for calibrating and adjusting a color imaging system," U.S. Patent 5694227, Dec. 2, 1997
  5. ^ "David Richardson Medal". OSA.org. The Optical Society. 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ O'Hanlon, Charlene (Nov 13, 2002). "Gary Starkweather - Laser Printer Inventor". IT Channel News by CRN. CRN. Retrieved 13 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "Mr. Gary K. Starkweather". National Academy of Engineering Membership Website. 

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