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|Born||16 June 1936|
|Education||Christ's College Cambridge|
|Significant design||Elliott 803|
Iann Barron is a British computer engineer and entrepreneur, born in June 1936.
During vacation work in 1956-7 at Elliott Brothers while still at Cambridge he designed the Elliott 803. On leaving University he joined the Civil Service in 1958 as a Scientific Officer on special assignment first to the Army Operational Research Group, and in 1960 to the Air Ministry.
He returned to the company now called Elliott Automation as a Project Leader for the Elliott 502 computer team, later becoming the company's Head of System Research.
In the mid-1970s he formed a new company, Microcomputer Analysis Ltd, which offered consultancy on microprocessors to the semiconductor industry. This brought him into contact with two eminent American semiconductor specialists, Richard Petritz and Paul Schroeder, and in 1978 the triumvirate founded Inmos International PLC, which produced the innovative transputer, and led to the development of SpaceWire.
- "The Origins of SpaceWire", Paul Walker
- "The Inmos Legacy", Dick Selwood, August 2007, inmos.com
- "In Barron's Court", IEE Review, 16 Jan 1997
- "Transputer-> Forgotten Futures", 1998 USENET discussion in comp.sys.transputer
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