ROBERT METCALFE Biography - Pioneers, Explorers & inventors


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Name: Robert Melancton Metcalfe                                                   
Born: April 7, 1946 Brooklyn, New York, United States.                             
Robert Melancton Metcalfe (born April 7, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York) is an         
electrical engineer from the United States who co-invented Ethernet, founded 3Com 
and formulated Metcalfe's Law. As of January 2006, he is a general partner of     
Polaris Venture Partners.                                                         
Robert Metcalfe                                                                   
Metcalfe was awarded the IEEE Medal of Honor in 1996 for "exemplary and           
sustained leadership in the development, standardization, and commercialization   
of Ethernet."                                                                     
Metcalfe received the National Medal of Technology from President Bush in a       
White House ceremony on March 14, 2003, "for leadership in the invention,         
standardization, and commercialization of Ethernet", having been selected for     
the honor in 2003.In May 2007, Metcalfe, along with 17 others, was inducted       
to the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio, due to his work with       
Ethernet technology.