Sarnoff, David

   US industrialist. As a boy Sarnoff was brought to the United States from Russia. He worked as a self-taught telegraphist for the Marconi Telegraph Company, and picked up the last wireless message from the sinking Titanic in 1912. He became an executive, then head, of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), which he built up into the world’s greatest electronics complex. Under his direction, RCA popularized television and then pioneered colour television. It acquired the National Broadcasting Company as a subsidiary. He took an interest in the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, and was made an honorary fellow of the institute. He was succeeded in RCA by his son Robert (b. 1918).

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  • SARNOFF, DAVID — (1891–1971), U.S. electronics pioneer and executive. Sarnoff, who was born in Uzlian, Russia, was taken to the U.S. in 1900. A self taught telegrapher who had joined the Marconi Telegraph Company of America in 1906 as an office boy, Sarnoff was… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Sarnoff, David — born Feb. 27, 1891, Minsk, Russia died Dec. 12, 1971, New York, N.Y., U.S. Russian born U.S. communications executive. After immigrating with his family to New York in 1900, he left school to work for the Marconi telegraph company. In 1912 he… …   Universalium

  • Sarnoff, David — SUBJECT AREA: Broadcasting, Electronics and information technology, Telecommunications [br] b. 27 February 1891 Uzlian, Minsk (now in Belarus) d. 12 December 1971 New York City, New York, USA [br] Russian/American engineer who made a major… …   Biographical history of technology

  • Sarnoff, David — (27 feb. 1891, Minsk, Rusia–12 dic. 1971, Nueva York, N.Y., EE.UU.). Ejecutivo de la industria de las comunicaciones estadounidense de origen ruso. Después de emigrar con su familia a Nueva York en 1900, dejó la escuela para trabajar en la… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Sarnoff,David — Sar·noff (särʹnôf ), David. 1891 1971. American radio and television pioneer who proposed the first commercial radio receiver and in 1926 formed the National Broadcasting Company. * * * …   Universalium

  • Sarnoff, David — (1891 1971)    American broad casting executive, of Belorussian origin. Born in Minsk, Belorussia, he went to the US with his family in 1901. He worked as an office boy at Commercial Cable Company. Later he became commercial manager at the… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • David Sarnoff — David Sarnoff, 1922 Born February 27, 1891(1891 02 27) Uzlyany near Minsk, Russian Empire (now Belarus) …   Wikipedia

  • David Sarnoff — (1922) David Sarnoff (weißruss. Давід Сарноў, russ. Давид Сарнов; * 27. Februar 1891 in Uzlyany; † 12. Dezember 1971) war ein US amerikanischer Unternehmer und Pionier des kommerziellen Rundfunks. Er gründete die National Broadcasting Company… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • David — (rey de Israel) V. «lágrimas de David». * * * David. □ V. estrella de David, lágrimas de David. * * * Esta página se refiere al rey bíblico de Israel. Para otros significados del término véase David (desambiguación). David (דָּוִד Amado ) fue el… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • David — /day vid/ for 1, 2, 5; Fr. /dann veed / for 3, 5; Sp. /dah veedh / for 4, 5, n. 1. died c970 B.C., the second king of Israel, reigned c1010 c970, successor to Saul: slayer of the Philistine giant Goliath. 2. Saint. Also called Dewi Sant. A.D.… …   Universalium

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