Frederic Williams

Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
Frederic Williams

Name: Frederic Calland Williams

Born: June 26, 1911, in Stockport, England

Death: August 11, 1977 (Age: 66)

Computer-related contributions

  • British engineer best known for his significant contribution to the development of Radar while working at the Telecommunications Research Establishment during World War II.
  • Designed the first stored-program digital computer, the SSEM (Small Scale Experimental Machine).
  • Recognized for the invention of an early memory device known as the Williams-Kilburn tube.

Honors and awards

  • Fellow of the Royal Society (1950).
  • Faraday Medal of the IEE (Institution of Electrical Engineers) (1972).
  • Pioneer Award of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) (1972).