Stephen P. Morse

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Stephen Paul Morse (born May 1940) is the architect of the Intel 8086 chip[1] and is the originator of the "One Step" search page tools used by genealogists.

Early life[edit]

Morse was born in Brooklyn, New York. He has degrees in electrical engineering from CCNY, the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and New York University.

Career[edit]

Morse worked for Bell Laboratories, IBM's Watson Research Center, and GE Corporate Research and Development.

Genealogy[edit]

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.[2][3]

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."[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Edwards, Benj (16 June 2008). "Stephen Morse: Father of the 8086 Processor". PCWorld. 
  2. ^ "Beider–Morse Phonetic Name Matching". SteveMorse.org. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak (2004). "Genealogical Computing - Steve Morse: A Genealogical Mensch". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 

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