Ray Holt

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For the English footballer, see Ray Holt (footballer).

Raymond M. Holt was a pioneering computer designer and businessman in Silicon Valley.

From 1968 to 1970, Holt developed the first microprocessor chip set for Garrett AiResearch's Central Air Data Computer for the F-14 Tomcat.

He was co-founder with Manny Lemas of Microcomputer Associates, Incorporated,[1] later known as Synertek Systems where he designed the Jolt[1] and SYM-1 microcomputer cards as well as the first microcomputer pinball game, Lucky Dice. Many[quantify] other designed were accomplished by Holt as a microcomputer technology consultant.[citation needed]. One of Mr Holt's computer boards, the SYM-1, was used in the first two military robots, Robart I [2] and Robart II.[3]

Mr Holt attended Dominguez High School in Compton, CA. University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, CA, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, and University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS. Mr Holt is also a graduate fellow for the Center for Mathematics & Science Education at the University of Mississippi.[4]

Ray Holt has donated his talents to Christian ministries and churches by helping them with computer problems, Internet web pages, and teaching low-income students engineering and robotics in Mississippi. Mr Holt is currently President of Mississippi Robotics [5] serving rural schools and ministries teaching STEM/Robotics curriculum. Mr Holt's vitae is available here.[6]

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  1. ^ a b old-computers.com museum
  2. ^ Robart I
  3. ^ Robart II
  4. ^ Center for Math & Science Education
  5. ^ Mississippi Robotics website
  6. ^ Ray Holt's Vitae