Jim Williams

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Jim Williams (b. April 14, 1948 – d. June 12, 2011 in Sunnyvale, CA) (→ WikiData) was an American analog circuit designer and educator. He worked for Philbrick, National Semiconductor, and Linear Technology Corporation - where he was famous for his purposefully untidy work bench containing high stacks of circuit boards and Tektronix equipment.

He is the author of more than 350 publications, especially application notes for National Semiconductor and Linear Technology.

According to his own biography from 2009:

His spare time interests included sports cars, collecting antique scientific instruments, art and restoring and using old Tektronix oscilloscopes. He lived in Palo Alto, California with his wife and 62 Tektronix oscilloscopes.

Publications with direct Tektronix connection