Title: (Retired) Electrical Engineer
Location: Sunnyvale, California, United States
Arthur Black, Retired Electrical Engineer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers or dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering.
Mr. Black started his higher education at the University of Kansas, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1971. He went on to study at the University of Michigan, where he earned a Master of Science in electrical engineering in 1972. He started as a member of the technical staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories, and in 1977 accepted a position at IBM, where he started as an associate. He achieved great success at IBM, rising through the ranks, becoming a senior associate, staff engineer, and eventually advanced engineer before his departure in 1993. Mr. Black started working as the head of the power management applications group for National Semiconductor, transitioning in 1996 to a role as manager of the power conversion department at Sun Microsystems. For the last decade of his career, starting in 2004, he worked as manager of the discrete applications department for Fairchild Semiconductor, retiring in 2014 after over 40 years as an engineer.
Throughout his long career, Mr. Black has played a role in many important projects. His work at Fairchild, where he worked to optimize semiconductor devices, helped to keep the Xbox 360 on its planned launch schedule. He also worked at Sun Microsystems during the peak of the dot-com boom, working on power architectures that continue to shape the market to this day. Mr. Black enjoyed working on these important industry projects, as he was able to see the results of his work in use all over the world. As an elite, respected electrical engineer, he served as a panelist for the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition in 2005. He is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and has been granted two patents in the field. Mr. Black’s extensive experience, legacy, and expertise solidify his status as an expert, influential member of his field.
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