Arthur Lo

Arthur Lo
Associated organizations
RCA (Radio Corporation of America)


Arthur W. Lo (IRE, Student, 1943; Associate, 1950: and Senior Member, 1956) was born in Shanghai, China on 21 May 1916. He received the B.S. degree in physics from Yenching University, China, in 1938, the M.A. degree in physics from Oberlin College in Ohio, in 1946; and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1949.

Lo taught physics and electronics in several colleges before joining the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) in 1951. At RCA Laboratories he developed a number of basic techniques on using solid-state devices for logic and memory. He was in charge of a switching research group responsible for developing various basic millimicrosecond switching techniques using parametric phase-locked oscillators and tunnel diodes, and for developing a unified view on digital components and circuits.

Lo joined the International Business Machine Corporation, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., in 1960, and served as Manager, Advanced Technical Development, in the Data Systems Division. In 1962, he was in charge of Exploratory Digital Technology in the Components Division.

In his field of work, Lo contributed technical papers, lectures, and U.S. and foreign patents. He also co-authored a textbook, "Transistor Electronics." He was a member of Sigma Xi.