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James Edward Maceo West Benjamin Franklin Medal Awarded In 2010

James Edward Maceo West

James Edward Maceo West

Award Name : Benjamin Franklin Medal

Year of Award : 2010

Award for : Science and Engineering

Location : Farmville, Virginia, United States


James Edward Maceo West (born February 10, 1931) is an American inventor and acoustician. Along with Gerhard Sessler, West developed the foil electret microphone in 1962 while developing instruments for human hearing research.Nearly 90 percent of more than two billion microphones produced annually are based on the principles of the foil-electret and are used in everyday items such as telephones, camcorders, and audio recording devices among others.He received Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering from The Franklin Institute's in 2010.


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