Inventors After 1960
headed the team that produced the first electronic digital watch.
Robert Biard and Gary Pittman:
invented the infrared light-emitting diode, the first step towards the
developed the liquid crystal display most frequently found in today's
watches and calculators.
headed the team that invented the first practical liquid crystal
Nick Holonyak Jr.:
demonstrated the first visible-light-emitting diode, a kind of laser
came to be used in watch time displays.
headed the team that developed the first LCD digital quartz watch.
Centre Electronique Horloger (CEH):
developed the first quartz watches in Switzerland.
Inventors Before 1960
invented a method for mass-producing quartz crystal oscillators.