Daniel E. Noble

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Daniel E. Noble
Born (1901-10-04)October 4, 1901
Naugatuck, Connecticut
Died February 16, 1980(1980-02-16) (aged 78)
Residence Scottsdale, Arizona
Citizenship Flag of the United States.svg United States
Nationality Flag of the United States.svg American
Institutions Motorola
Notable awards Stuart Ballantine Medal (1972)
IEEE Edison Medal (1978)

Daniel Earl Noble (October 4, 1901 – February 16, 1980) was an American engineer, and Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Motorola, who is known for the design and installation of the nation's first statewide two-way FM radio communications system for the Connecticut State Police.[1]

He received a BS degree in engineering from the University of Connecticut.

He joined Motorola as Director of Research in 1940. In 1949 he set up a solid state electronics research laboratory for Motorola in Phoenix, Arizona, which ultimately became the headquarters of the Semiconductor Products Sector of Motorola, and ultimately Freescale Semiconductor as it separated from Motorola.

The IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award (previously named the IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award) was established by the IEEE in 2000 for outstanding contributions to emerging technologies recognized within recent years.

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Daniel Noble's contributions to Motorola are examined in Gart, Jason H. "Electronics and Aerospace Industry in Cold War Arizona, 1945-1968: Motorola, Hughes Aircraft, Goodyear Aircraft." Phd diss., Arizona State University, 2006.


  1. ^ "Daniel Noble". IEEE Global History Network. IEEE. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 

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