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Sunday, 30 November 2008 19:00

Remembering friends and colleagues who passed away in 2008.

Be it in global matters like finance and politics, or in more regional events within our industry, 2008 will be remembered as a year of transition.

Circuits Assembly would like to reflect on some of our friends and industry colleagues who helped get us where we are today, but sadly won’t be with us to witness the next chapter in our industry’s remarkable history.

Alden Johnson, 64, former chemical and metallurgical engineer, Speedline Technologies.

Sean McShefferty, 48, national sales manager, Kyzen Corp.

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Ed Turney, 79, cofounded Advanced Micro Devices.

Les Hymes, 77, SMT specialist with GE Medical Systems and Plexus, and author.

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Marty Heimer, 44, program manager, Benchmark Electronics.

Norbert Socolowski, 85, longtime Alpha Metals chemist and inventor.

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Richard I. Hustvedt, 62, computer software engineer at Digital Equipment Corp., original architect of the VAX/VMS operating system.

 

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