George Clifford Sziklai

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George Clifford Sziklai (July 9, 1909 in Budapest, Hungary – September 9, 1998 in Los Altos, California) was a renowned electronics engineer,[1] who among many other contributions to radio and TV electronics invented the transistor configuration named after him, the Sziklai pair.

Educated at the University of Budapest and the Technical University Munich, Sziklai emigrated to New York in 1930. His long career included stations at Radio Corporation of America and Westinghouse Electric Corporation before he joined Lockheed's Palo Alto Research Laboratory in 1967.[1]

Sziklai, who held some 160 patents including color television transmission, is also credited with constructing the first Image Orthicon television camera[1] and inventing a high-speed elevator.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c Taaffe, Linda (22 September 1998). "Electronics pioneer helped to invent TV". Los Altos Town Crier. Retrieved 27 March 2015.