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  1. Robert Melancton Metcalfe (born April 7, 1946) is an American engineer and entrepreneur who helped pioneer the Internet starting in 1970. He co-invented Ethernet , co-founded 3Com , and formulated Metcalfe's law , which describes the effect of a telecommunications network.

  2. Mar 22, 2023 · Robert “Bob” Metcalfe ’69, an MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) research affiliate and MIT Corporation life member emeritus, has been awarded the 2022 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) A.M. Turing Award for his invention of Ethernet.

  3. Mar 23, 2023 · Robert “Bob” Melancton Metcalfe, born April 7, 1946 in New York, is an American engineer, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, professor, and writer. Metcalfe is best known as an internet pioneer who co-invented Ethernet (along with David Boggs), co-founded 3Com Corporation, and introduced ‘Metcalfe’s Law.’

  4. Feb 14, 2019 · Robert Metcalfe left Xerox in 1979 to promote the use of personal computers and local area networks. He successfully convinced the Digital Equipment, Intel and Xerox corporations to work together to promote Ethernet as a standard. He succeeded as Ethernet is now the most widely-installed LAN protocol and an international computer industry standard.

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  5. Mar 22, 2023 · Robert Metcalfe wins 2023 Turing Award for co-inventing and commercializing Ethernet technology What started as a fix for an internal problem at Xerox in 1973, became the backbone for every...

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  6. Professor, engineer and namesake of Metcalfe's law Robert Metcalfe is the latest winner of the Turing Award for an invention he made back in the 1970s: the Ethernet.… Xerox's Palo Alto Research...

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