Joseph Donahue博士,RCA Electronics Corporation的VP

从Josephe Donahue发送给我们的创始人的一封信:

我们的创始人,乔治·达维森与约瑟夫唐纳亲爱的Davison先生,您敬请我在八年期间的许多场合参观您的行动。当您在祖父的家中,您在第一次访问时对您的谦逊操作印象深刻。现在,您所取得的进展和您现在已从该温度开始时实现的水平现在超出了想象力。我不仅非常深刻地印象深刻,而且为了证明这种动态和建设性的组织在行动中。我一直与新技术相关联所有职业生涯。示例包括彩色图像管的开头,其中我是一个关键发明者,晶体管,集成电路,液晶和高清晰度电视。随附的简历提供了一些历史。由于此背景,我觉得特别有资格评估您组织的创造性和生产力。您以一种可能在世界任何地方无与伦比的速度下降的进展和发明。您不仅创建自己的进展,而且您的灵活性足以帮助其他发明人通过将他们的想法转化为现实的许多不稳定的步骤。 Many inventors are not capable of, nor realize the importance of the steps of patent search, patent filing, designing a product that satisfies a need and that is readily manufactured in a cost effective manner, designing functional packaging, producing realistic prototypes of the product and the packaging, and presenting the product to the key people in the commercial world. Your organization is well versed in all of these areas and they provide a very worthwhile service. Probably the most impressive part of your organization is the creative function. They tackle challenges in extremely diverse fields of endeavor. And now, the new workplace wherein the creative process can be conducted in a practical surrounding associated with the end use of the invention. I am sure that no other organization has even dreamed of such a positive working environment. Your facility is truly breathtaking. I feel privileged and proud to have had the opportunity to visit your unbelievable organization. It is a living example of what makes America great. The entrepreneurial spirit and success you have demonstrated is fantastic. Your contributions benefit all of those associated with it. Even the products that don’t make it in the marketplace have had a good shot. Please accept my heartiest congratulations on the success you have achieved and on the contributions you are making to our great society. If I were a little younger, I would seriously consider applying for a position in your creative section. Thanks again, and keep up the fabulous work!!! Sincerely, Dr. Joseph Donahue

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在20世纪50年代初,在RCA,Donahue博士是团队的成员,开创了第一个颜色运动图像管的发展。他是九项专利的持有者,其中一个是在全球范围内生产的彩色图像筛网的生产方法超过50年。Donahue博士的经验还包括17年与RCA半导体,在那里他担任欧洲副总裁,综合电路和首席执行官副总裁职务。1977年,他加入了RCA消费电子产品,整体责任为工程,采购,制造和产品保证。在他的方向下,印第安纳州布卢明顿的工厂是自动化的,并成为世界上最大的电视接收器制造工厂。1982年,他被命名首席执行官,在那里他进一步加强了RCA市场领导,电视接收器,VCR和摄像机。他被经销商杂志的1983年消费电子人民命名为1983年。在20世纪80年代后期,他在华盛顿州立了一份rca-thomson办事处,在数字视频技术和高清晰度电视(HDTV)领域中高度涉及广播公司,制造商和政府。这项技术为1994年第一个商业数字电视系统提供了数字卫星系统的基础。联邦通信委员会(FCC)任命了Donahue博士的先进电视服务咨询委员会。他与其他HDTV标准支持者合作,形成了大联盟,该公司开发了FCC作为美国的高清电视广播标准采用的“最佳”数字高清电视系统。 He received an Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his work on the HDTV standard. Commercial broadcast of HDTV by all major networks began in the fall of 1998. Dr. Donahue chaired a worldwide committee which standardized the recording of the digital HDTV signal on VCRs. Based upon his experience with the startup of color television in 1954, he also conceived and led the establishment of the first developmental HDTV station, WHD, at NBC’s studio in Washington, D.C., in 1996. The station, a joint project of over 80 broadcasters and manufacturers, established the technical foundation for HDTV broadcast and reception that is now used by commercial HDTV stations. He entered the U.S. Navy upon graduation from high school and rose to officer ranks. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physical Chemistry from the University of Michigan. While in graduate school, he taught General Chemistry and Physical Chemistry as a teaching fellow and instructor, respectively. During his professional career, Dr. Donahue authored numerous technical and business papers. He has managed businesses with over 24,000 employees and has extensive experience in Europe and the Far East. He was a corporate officer of RCA, GE and Thomson RCA Taiwan, RCA Mexico, RCA Licensing, Crown Wood Products and Anadigics. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and has received the Distinguished Service Award of the Electronics Industry Association. In 2005, he was inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame.