Stephen P. Morse

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For other people with the same name, see Steven Morse.

Stephen Paul Morse (born 1940 in Brooklyn, NY) is the architect of the Intel 8086 chip.

He has degrees in electrical engineering from CCNY, the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and New York University. He has worked for Bell Laboratories, IBM's Watson Research Center and GE Corporate Research and Development.

In recent years, he has applied his technology expertise to Web-based Genealogy Search Tools. His "One Step" Search Pages are widely used by genealogists all over the world. He is also the co-author with linguist Alexander Beider of the Beider–Morse Phonetic Name Matching Algorithm.[1][2]

He is quoted as saying that

"While I'd like to think that the PC wouldn't exist today if I hadn't designed the 8086, the reality is that it would be based on some other processor family. The instruction set would be radically different, but there would still be a PC. I was just fortunate enough to be at the right place at the right time."[3]

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  1. ^ "Beider–Morse Phonetic Name Matching". SteveMorse.org. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  2. ^ Gary Mokotoff (September 28, 2008). "Morse Implements Phonetic Algorithm for Ellis Island Database". Nu? What's New? - The E-zine of Jewish Genealogy - Volume 9, Number 22. Avotaynu. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  3. ^ Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak (2004). "Genealogical Computing - Steve Morse: A Genealogical Mensch". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 

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