31 Oct '11, 5pm

Peter Alfke Remembered, 1931-2011

Peter Alfke Remembered, 1931-2011

This subject was one of the very many subjects that Peter really knew everything about. He could design, apply and explain a wealth of intriguing circuits. He was a pleasure to work with and always explained clearly using fundamental concepts. I had the pleasure and honor of really understanding FPGA technology in a matter of a few lunches with Peter. He was a unique person, a pleasure to be around. He had great stories of his travels as a young German fellow on his bike in the Netherlands just after the second world war ended. He wisely ‘re-flagged’ himself as a Canadian with Flag on his bike, and spoke mostly English. You can imagine that Germans were not the best friends in the Netherlands, directly after 5 years of war-time occupation. However, even as a young man Peter must already had a charming nature. This served him well, and he later on became a truly global citi...

Full article: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-blogs/other/4230228/Pe...

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