France Rode

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France Rode (November 20, 1934 – June 7, 2017) was a Slovenian engineer and inventor. He was best known for his work on the HP-35 pocket calculator. He was one of the four lead engineers at Hewlett-Packard assigned to this project. Rode also invented and created the first workable RFID products: workplace entry cards, for which he holds several patents. He was born in Nožice, Slovenia.

Rode died on June 7, 2017 at the age of 82.[1]

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