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Guillermo González Camarena

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Guillermo González-Camarena
Guillermo González-Camarena
Guillermo González-Camarena
Born(1917-02-17)17 February 1917
Died18 April 1965(1965-04-18) (aged 48)
Amozoc, Puebla, Mexico
EducationNational Polytechnic Institute
SpouseMaría Antonieta Becerra Acosta
Parent(s)Sara Camarena, Arturo González
Engineering career
DisciplineElectrical Engineer
InstitutionsThe Guillermo González Camarena Foundation
ProjectsChromoscopic adapter for television equipment

Guillermo González Camarena (17 February 1917 – 18 April 1965) was a Mexican electrical engineer who was the inventor of a color-wheel type of color television.

Early life


González Camarena was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. His parents were from the town of Arandas, Jalisco. He was the youngest of seven siblings. One of his brothers, Jorge González Camarena, is a famous Mexican muralist.

González Camarena graduated as an electrical engineer from the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City.



He died in a car crash in Puebla on April 18, 1965 at the age of 48, returning from inspecting a television transmitter in Las Lajas, Veracruz.



A field-sequential color television system similar to his Tricolor system was used in NASA's Voyager mission in 1979, to take pictures and video of Jupiter.[1]

There was a Mexican science research and technology group created La Funck Guillermo González Camarena or The Guillermo González Camarena Foundation in 1995 that was beneficial to creative and talented inventors in Mexico.

At the same time, the IPN began construction on the Centro de Propiedad Intelectual "Guillermo González Camarena" (Guillermo González Camarena Intellectual Property Center).



  1. ^ * Enrique Krauze - Guillermo González-Camarena Jr. "50 años de la televisión mexicana" (50th anniversary of Mexican TV) - 1999 Mexican TV dcumentary produced by Editorial Clío & Televisa, broadcast in 2000)