Silicon valley 50 years later

  • dr. Franc Rode
  • October 2012


France Rode (November 20, 1934 in Nožice, Slovenia) is an engineer and inventor best known for his work on the HP-35 pocket calculator. He was one of the four lead engineers at Hewlett-Packard assigned to this project. Rode also invented and created the first workable RFID products: workplace entry cards, for which he holds several patents.

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