The Chair was established by Robert and Marjorie's son David and his wife Joan. Robert Henle received his B.S. in 1949 and M.S. in 1951 in EE from the University of Minnesota, and was a pioneer in the development of all-transistor computers and the monolithic memory technology. He was an IBM Fellow, and the director of the Advanced Silicon Technology Laboratory at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a recipient of the IEEE Edison Medal, Robert received the University of Minnesota Outstanding Achievement Award in 1989.
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