Martin Atalla
#938 Overall Influence

Martin Atalla

Electrical engineer

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Mohamed Mohamed Atalla was an Egyptian engineer, physical chemist, cryptographer, inventor and entrepreneur. He was a semiconductor pioneer who made important contributions to modern electronics. His invention of the MOSFET in 1959, along with his earlier surface passivation and thermal oxidation processes, revolutionized the electronics industry. He is also known as the founder of the data security company Atalla Corporation , founded in 1972. He received the Stuart Ballantine Medal and was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his important contributions to semiconductor technology as well as data security.

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Purdue University
Purdue University

Public research university in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

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#44 World Rank #11 USA Rank
Engineering
#387 World Rank #129 USA Rank
Chemistry
#1270 World Rank #716 USA Rank
Business