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Meet James E. West, Who Co-Invented The Electret Microphone In 1964

Meet James E. West, Who Co-Invented The Electret Microphone In 1964

James Edward Maceo West’s work revolutionized how people around the world hear and transmit sound. In 1962, West, then a Bell Laboratories research scientist, collaborated with his colleague Dr. Gerhard M. Sessler to develop the foil electret microphone.  Until then, most microphones, which convert sound into an electrical signal, required …

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