Jun-ichi Nishizawa

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Jun-ichi Nishizawa
西澤 潤一
Born(1926-09-12)September 12, 1926
DiedOctober 21, 2018(2018-10-21) (aged 92)
Nationality Japan
Alma materTohoku University
AwardsIEEE Edison Medal (2000)
Order of Culture
Scientific career
InstitutionsTohoku University
Iwate Prefectural University
Tokyo Metropolitan University
Sophia University

Jun-ichi Nishizawa (西澤 潤一, Nishizawa Jun'ichi, September 12, 1926 – October 21, 2018) was a Japanese engineer and inventor. He was known for his electronic inventions beginning in the 1950s, including the PIN diode, static induction transistor, and static induction thyristor. He was a professor at Sophia University. Many called him the "Father of Japanese Microelectronics".

Nishizawa died on October 21, 2018 in Sendai, Japan at the age of 92.[1]

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