Friday, February 4, 2011

Dr. James E. West- Feb 5

Dr. James E West is the inventor of the polymer foil electrets that are used in microphones. This invention can be found in over 90% of modern microphones. Telephones, camcorders, baby monitors, and even hearing aids use this piece of technology. So the next time you pick up a phone, or reach for that camcorder to put a video on Youtube, thank Dr.West for having the foresight to realize that an inexpensive piece of metal would impact the world.

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