1) Universal Serial Bus:
USB which is one of the most important technological inventions after Silicon chips was co-invented by Ajay V. Bhatt. He is an Indian-American who led the team at Intel which is responsible for the development of USB technology. The technology is found in millions of electronic devices and has become an extremely important medium of connecting two devices either to each other or to a computer. Ajay Bhatt is also attributed to the development of other widely used and important technologies like PCI Express, Accelerated Graphics Port, CIO/Thunderbolt, Sensing and Integrated Sensor Hub Architechture, Integrated Touch and Universal stylus and the latest development in UB technology- USB Type-C. St the current Juncture, Ajay has over 132 US and International patents under his name. He completed his graduation Maharaja Sayajirao University in Vadodara, India. After that, he went on to do his masters from The City University of New York. He joined Intel in 1990. Some of the most noteworthy recognitions and awards include The Light of India award, 2012, The Asian Award, 2013 and EU Inventor Award, 2013. He is also named as one of “The Most Influential Global Indians”.
Dr. VA Shiva Ayyadurai is credited with developing the first ever interoffice mailing system, the EMAIL, in 1978 (copyrighted in 1982) when he was just 14 years old. Ayyadurai, who was born in 1936 in Mumbai, India, moved to the United States when he was seven years old. In 1978 he attended a summer program held at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Science of New York University to pursue his career in computer Programming. This is the time when he invented email and the first one to coin the term “Email”. Ayyadurai is currently working in Innovation Corps and is the Founder and Chairman of CytoSolve, Inc. He is also the director of MIT Integrative Health. He is also the recipient of prestigious awards like Fulbright Scholar, Lemelson-MIT Awards Finalist, and Westinghouse Science Talent Honors Award.
3) Intel Pentium Chip:
The first credit of making our computers fast and efficient goes to the revolutionary Intel processors. And the credit of development of these chips goes to Vinod Dham. Known as the father of Pentium Chips, Vinod is responsible for the development of these processors from Intel. He is also a mentor, advisor, and venture capitalist of several big companies as well as start-ups. He did his Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering and then went on to pursue Master’s degree in the same field from the University of Cincinnati, where he did specialization in Solid State Science. He has been recognized as the Indian Americans whose contribution has shaped the America. Vinod is the Founding Managing Director of Indo-US Venture Partners which is an early stage venture capital fund which is focusing on the start-ups in India.
4) Electromagnetically Controlled Fuel Efficient IC Engine:
It was developed by Anadish Patel who got a patent under his name for it in 2009. Beside this, he also got patents for a gas-operated reloading gun, a railgun, a 3D computer mouse and a high torque electric motor. So far, he has a total of 9 United States patents under his name. The interesting thing about Anadish is that he is not a qualified engineer or a designer. He is an All India Medical Science dropout (1982), after which he decided to pursue further his passion of prototyping in electronics. At the age of 14, he designed a DXing radio receiver, which even though didn’t work but he designed the circuit and PCB all be himself. He has also done freelance work Maruti Udyog, Duracell etc. and is currently working on his prototype of a diwheel vehicle which is a personal mobility vehicle.
5) Two-seater Petrol Engine:
Referred to as the Edison of India, Gopalaswamy Doraiswamy Naidu is the inventor of the first electric motor in India. As an inventor and engineer, he has made significant breakthroughs in the field of electrical, mechanical, automobile, and agricultural engineering. He was fascinated by machines from an early age when he bought a motorcycle from a British surveyor by working as a waiter. He learned about the motorcycle and it’s working by assembling and disassembling it. His inventions include Rasant razor which is a small motor operated dry cell, super thin shaving blades, fruit juice extractor, distance adjusture for film cameras etc. In 1952, he rolled out his two-seater car which runs on petrol and costs mere Rs. 2000. But the production could not continue due to the refusal of the government to issue a license for it.