Car Crash Kills Engineering Legend

On his way home from a memorial service in Saratoga California for his friend and industry comrade, Jim Williams, analog expert Bob Pease was killed in his 1969 Beetle. The roads exiting the venue were deep and curvy. Mr Pease's car missed a turn and crashed off the road. He was killed instantly around 5:45pm on June 18. Mr Pease was 70 years old at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife Nancy, sons Benjamin and Jonathan, and three grandchildren.

 

Bob Pease was known as the face of National Semiconductor. He wrote 200 articles known as "Pease Porridge, wrote "Troubleshooting Analog Circuits", won a certificate of merit from the Jesse H Neal Awards Committee of American Business Publications, designed over 20 integrated circuits, and held over 20 patents. Despite his genius, he would spend hours helping a hobbyist and the small customers of National Semiconductor. EDN notes the message we should take away from the loss of Bob Pease is that "we should spend as much time teaching as we do designing and selling chips". His passing notes the passing of a legacy and as a well loved and respected member of the engineering community, he will be missed.

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http://www.edn.com/article/518568-Analog_engineering_legend_Bob_Pease_killed_in_car_crash.php