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We have learned of the passing of one of TI’s notable engineers, Bob Biard.

James Robert (Bob) Biard, of McKinney, TX, passed away on Sept 23, 2022 at the age of 91. He was born to James Christopher Biard and Mary Ruth Biard May 20, 1931 in Paris, TX. His wife of 70 years, Amelia Ruth Clark, and he were married May 23, 1952.

While working for Texas Instruments, he discovered the Light Emitting Diode, or LED, and invented the Read Only Memory, or ROM, as well as numerous other electronic devices that laid the foundation for our modern computer and cell phone world. 

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