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Mohamed M. Atalla

1924 - 2009

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Mohamed M. Atalla (Arabic: محمد عطاالله; August 4, 1924 – December 30, 2009) was an Egyptian-American engineer, physicist, cryptographer, inventor and entrepreneur. He was a semiconductor pioneer who made important contributions to modern electronics. He is best known for the inventing the MOSFET (metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor, or MOS transistor) in 1959 (along with his colleague Dawon Kahng), which along with Atalla's earlier surface passivation processes, had a significant impact on the development of the electronics industry. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mohamed M. Atalla has received more than 481,828 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Mohamed M. Atalla is the 366th most popular inventor, the 509th most popular biography from Egypt and the 3rd most popular Egyptian Inventor.

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Among inventors, Mohamed M. Atalla ranks 366 out of 354Before him are Lewis Howard Latimer, Bette Nesmith Graham, Frank J. Sprague, Roger C. Field, Christopher C. Kraft Jr., and Peter Cooper. After him are Arnold Orville Beckman, Richard Pearse, Walter Frederick Morrison, John F. Seitz, Lawrence Hargrave, and Charles F. Kettering.

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Among people born in 1924, Mohamed M. Atalla ranks 412Before him are Maria Sander, Daniel Akaka, Terry Southern, William H. Webster, Jeremiah Denton, and Frank Church. After him are Wendell Ford, Wally Ris, Arvo Viitanen, Ragnar Lundberg, Matti Kassila, and Lucky Thompson. Among people deceased in 2009, Mohamed M. Atalla ranks 325Before him are Gennadiy Shatkov, I. J. Good, Virginia Davis, Kálmán Markovits, Raúl Magaña, and Rashidi Kawawa. After him are Sidney Wood, Rolf Rüssmann, Charles W. Juels, Elizaveta Mukasei, Lucy Gordon, and Ilya Piatetski-Shapiro.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Mohamed M. Atalla ranks 509 out of 582Before him are Avi Cohen (1956), Hany Ramzy (1969), Pope Markianos of Alexandria (100), Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh (1951), Pope Celadion of Alexandria (100), and Penelope Lively (1933). After him are Ahmed Shobair (1960), Maggie Gobran (1949), Mohamed Elneny (1992), Mohamed Ali Rashwan (1956), Ibrahim Hassan (1966), and Angham (1972).

Among INVENTORS In Egypt

Among inventors born in Egypt, Mohamed M. Atalla ranks 3Before him are Mary the Jewess (100) and Roland Moreno (1945).