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Electrical Engineering Hall of Fame: John A. Fleming

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In 1933, the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) selected John A. Fleming as the recipient of its Medal of Honor. He was cited "for the conspicuous part he played in introducing physical and engineering principles into the radio art." Earlier, he had received the Hughes Medal of the Royal Society of London, in 1910, and the Faraday Medal of the British Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), in 1928. During his long career, he authored more than 100 technical papers and several influential textbooks. He is remembered as the inventor of the "Fleming valve," an thermionic diode which was a precursor of vacuum-tube amplifiers

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Proceedings of the IEEE  (Volume:95 ,  Issue: 1 )