5 Little Known Indians With Amazing Tech Inventions
Bangalore: India was been a land of many inventions in the past. The number ‘0’, chess, first in medicine (Ayurvedha), first surgery (Sushruta), first to discover and make diamond ornaments, first to extract zinc and a lot many ‘firsts’. However for some reason, lately, Indians are growing more to be a service class population than an innovative one, and so there are not many big inventions to the name of India. And even if there are some real inventions achieved, they do not make it to main stream media, hence stick to their oblivion. Here is a small attempt to highlight some of the little known Indian inventors with amazing inventions.
#5 Ajay Bhatt
Ajay V. Bhatt is an Indian-American computer architect who helped define and develop several widely used technologies, including USB (Universal Serial Bus), AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port), PCI Express, Platform Power management architecture and various chipset improvements.
Ajay Bhatt rose to global celebrity as the co-inventor of USB through an Intel 2009 TV advertisement, where he was portrayed by actor Sunil Narkar.
A few days back, The European Union honored him for leading a team at the US tech-giant Intel that developed the Universal Serial Bus (USB) technology, one of the most important advances in computing since the silicon chip.
The European Patent Office announced the winners of the European Inventor Award 2013, which honors outstanding inventors for their contribution to social, economic and technological progress. An industry standard today, USB not only allows users to more easily connect devices to a computer, it also streamlines work for hardware and software developers. It is found in billions of electronic devices all over the world, from webcams to cell phones and memory sticks
After completing his graduation in Vadodara, India, Bhatt completed his master's degree in New York. Bhatt joined Intel in 1990. He currently holds 31 US patents.
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