Chuck Peddle

1937 - 2019

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Charles Ingerham Peddle (November 25, 1937 – December 15, 2019) was an American electrical engineer best known as the main designer of the MOS Technology 6502 microprocessor, the KIM-1 single-board computer, and its successor, the Commodore PET personal computer, both based on the 6502. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chuck Peddle has received more than 162,600 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 16 in 2019). Chuck Peddle is the 337th most popular engineer (down from 310th in 2019), the 9,962nd most popular biography from United States (down from 8,856th in 2019) and the 39th most popular American Engineer.

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  • 15

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  • 3.41

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  • 2.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among engineers, Chuck Peddle ranks 337 out of 389Before him are Aldo Costa, Anatoly Blagonravov, Charles Joseph Minard, Leon O. Chua, Otmar Szafnauer, and John Houbolt. After him are R. J. Mitchell, Tommy Flowers, Harry Ricardo, Sidney Darlington, Robert Zubrin, and Pavel Pavel.

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Among people born in 1937, Chuck Peddle ranks 482Before him are Yuri Falin, Steve Russell, Vilmos Varjú, Viktor Zubkov, Magic Sam, and Detto Mariano. After him are Ollan Cassell, Georg Thoma, Michel Stievenard, David Bedford, Sidney Coleman, and James Carlisle. Among people deceased in 2019, Chuck Peddle ranks 472Before him are Mary L. Good, W. S. Merwin, Bruno Nicolè, Héctor Santos, Rip Taylor, and Guy François. After him are Stig Sollander, Gennadi Manakov, Akitsugu Konno, Žarko Varajić, Johannes Schaaf, and Aleksandar Kostov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Chuck Peddle ranks 9,962 out of 20,380Before him are Sharon Stouder (1948), Earl Scruggs (1924), Randy Spears (1961), Guion Bluford (1942), Barbara Askins (1939), and J. Carrol Naish (1896). After him are Flo Rida (1979), Mavis Staples (1939), Ollan Cassell (1937), Sumner Redstone (1923), Rex Brown (1964), and Robert Craft (1923).

Among ENGINEERS In United States

Among engineers born in United States, Chuck Peddle ranks 39Before him are Frederick Terman (1900), Hugh Latimer Dryden (1898), Robert H. Dennard (1932), T. Keith Glennan (1905), Jack Parsons (1914), and John Houbolt (1919). After him are Sidney Darlington (1906), Robert Zubrin (1952), Tom Dowd (1925), Gordon Bell (1934), Robert R. Gilruth (1913), and David S. Johnson (1945).