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Electrical engineer , computer company executive

Dov Frohman-Bentchkowsky was Dutch, American computer company executive, electrical engineer. Achievements include invention of the erasable programmable read only memory (EPROM), a chip that retains its data when its power supply is switched off. Named to National Inventors Hall of Fame, 2009; recipient Israel prize, 1991.

Background

Frohman-Bentchkowsky, Dov was born on March 28, 1939 in Amsterdam. Son of Abraham and Feiga Frohman.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 1963. Master of Science, University California, Berkeley, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1969.

Career

Member technical Research and Development staff Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, San Jose, California, 1965-1969. Development engineer Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, 1969-1971, development manager Haifa, Israel, 1973-1974, consultant, 1974—1981, founder, general manager Intel Israel Jerusalem, 1981—2001, retired, 2001. Lecturer University Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 1971-1973.

Professor applied physics Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1974—1981.

Achievements

  • Achievements include invention of the erasable programmable read only memory (EPROM), a chip that retains its data when its power supply is switched off.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author (with Robert Howard): Leadership the Hard Way, 2008.

Membership

Fellow: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Jack Morton award 1982, Edison medal 2008). Member: Israel Academy of Sciences & Humanities.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: pilot, hiking, cross-country motor biking, sports.

Connections

Married Eilat Klasa, December 17, 1944. Children: Eran, Lora.

father:
Abraham Frohman

mother:
Feiga Frohman

spouse:
Eilat Klasa

children:
Eran Frohman-Bentchkowsky

Lora Frohman-Bentchkowsky