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Old 20th June 2011, 01:29 PM   #1
JohnW is offline JohnW  Hong Kong
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Default Bob Pease sadly killed reportedly returning from Jim Willam's memorial

Two of the “Greats” in Analogue electronics have died recently.

Ironically I’ve was presented a book by Bob Pease on safe driving – with a picture of his VW Beatle on the front cover

"Word has just filtered through Twitter that Bob Pease was killed in a car accident.

This one by the sounds of it:

Driver, 70, dies in Saratoga crash - San Jose Mercury News

In a sad twist of fate, it is reported that he was returning from Jim Willam's memorial.

A very sad week indeed."

RIP Bob Pease & Jim Willam's- Thank you both for your contributions to the art of analogue electronics!
Life shouldn't be taken too seriously as at the end of the day you will not come out of it alive anyway…

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Old 20th June 2011, 01:43 PM   #2
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It looks like it is true

Analog expert Bob Pease dies in tragic accident

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Old 20th June 2011, 01:43 PM   #3
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His wiki page is reporting the same thing. Very bad week.

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Old 20th June 2011, 01:56 PM   #4
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UNBELIEVABLE Two of my all time heroes of analogue design die in one week.... One on the way back from the funeral of the other
R.I.P Bob Pease and Jim Williams.
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Old 20th June 2011, 02:25 PM   #5
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Sad, tragic & unbelievable! Both Bob and Jim gave me tremendous guidance. I'm running out of heros.
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Old 20th June 2011, 02:52 PM   #6
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I'm speechless.

I hope Barrie Gilbert is being extra careful this week.
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Old 20th June 2011, 02:53 PM   #7
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Old 20th June 2011, 02:54 PM   #8
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Old 20th June 2011, 03:01 PM   #9
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Terrible coincidence.

I can only hope they both didn't suffer.

RIP Jim and Bob.
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Old 20th June 2011, 03:18 PM   #10
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What a tradgedy. When I was cutting my teeth on T/C amplifiers, A-D converters, low drift signal conditioners and the like, I used to pore over the natsemi and LT app notes and I learned loads of stuff from these guys. I still have a copy of an EDN compilation of JW's circuits dating back to the 1970's.

A huge loss for the analog design community.

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