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Jimmy H.C. Lin Papers


Jimmy H.C. Lin Papers
Lin, Jimmy
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Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Dr. Hung Chang "Jimmy" Lin (1919-2009) was a professor in the Electrical Engineering department at the University of Maryland, College Park, from 1968 to 1990. Dr. Lin worked for Westinghouse, RCA, and CBS before his teaching career began. Lin was a prolific inventor -- the most significant of his inventions being the lateral transistor. During his lifetime, he published over 170 papers and registered more than 60 patents. This collection documents Lin's academic and professional career, starting in 1956 with his Ph.D. dissertation from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. Other materials include books and articles written by Lin, original patent documents, plaques and certificates of achievement, correspondence, and newsletters. There are also photographs from Lin's induction into the Academia Sinica in Taiwan and several family photos. A preliminary inventory is available.

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