Computer History Museum has announced four new inductees as Fellows of the Museum. On Oct. 22, Charles Geschke, John Warnock, Carver Mead and the late John Cocke will be officially inducted at the Museum’s annual awards banquet.
The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, is a non-profit organization that preserves and presents the artifacts and stories of the worldwide computing revolution and its impact on our lives. Since 1987, it has publicly recognized individuals of “outstanding merit” who have contributed to the development of computing
Charles Geschke and John Warnock co-founded Adobe Systems Inc. in 1982. Carver Mead is chairman and founder of Foveon Inc. Before starting Foveon, he made many pioneering contributions in solid-state electronics, and was one of the leading forces in VLSI design methodology. John Cocke (1925-2002) is widely considered to be the “father of RISC architecture.” Cocke was an IBM Fellow, was awarded the National Medal of Technology and the ACM Turing award, and was granted the National Medal of Science in 1991 by President Bush.