Former Intel Computer Engineer Victor Poor Dies at 79

Written by John Ponio    Monday, 20 August 2012 22:17

Victor Poor

One of the computer engineers who helped Intel design the 8088 processor family, Victor Poor, died last Friday at the age of 79. Poor had a very interesting life. His accomplishments include things like helping Intel build one of the processors that made Intel big, designing a wireless communication system originally called Aplink (later Winlink) that has been adopted by organizations such as the US military, and helping design Arcnet. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer. You can read a better synopsis of his life here