The 2008 Class of Inductees


The following inventors—seven are living and eight are received posthumous recognition—were honored because their accomplishments have improved human lives. LED, the solar cell, and acoustics technology are among the inventions of those acknowledged in 2008.

 

Louis Stevens pioneered the development of magnetic disk storage drive

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Robert Adler
Television remote control
Ruth Benerito
Wrinkle-free cotton
Amar Bose
Audio technology
John Charnley
Hip replacement surgery
Willem Einthoven
Electrocardiograph
Calvin Fuller, Gerald Pearson, Daryl Chapin
Silicon Solar Cell
Nick Holonyak
LED
Erna Hoover
Computerized telephone switching
Amos Joel
Switching concept for cellular phones
Clarence Johnson
Aircraft
Ray McIntire
Styrofoam brand foam
Malcom McLean
Containerized shipping
Harold McMaster
Tempered glass
William Murphy
Medical devices
David Pall
Filtration
Kenneth Richardson
Fluconazole
Louis Stevens
Magnetic disk storage drive
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