Artifact Details

Title

Gerpheide, George oral history

Catalog Number

102706872

Type

Text

Date

2017-02-10

Contributor

Gerpheide, George, Interviewee
Steinbach, Gunter, Interviewer

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA

Format

PDF

Description

George E. Gerpheide earned his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees at MIT and U. of Utah, respectively. Early in his career he designed a successful golf simulator and a very-low-frequency polarimeter for oil exploration, and worked on networking and x86 co-processors for Macintosh computers. He designed and patented the first capacitive touchpad input device and founded Cirque to commercialize it. Apple was the first company to license the technology for use in its Macbooks. Cirque is now a subsidiary of Alps.

Category

Transcription

Subject

capacitive; Input; Touchpad; Cirque; Apple; Alps

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X8088.2017

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