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E. O. Keizer received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa in 1940. He then joined the RCA Victor Division, Camden, N.J. In 1942 he was transferred to the RCA Laboratories, Princeton, N. J., where he is now supervisor of the receiver and circuit applications group. Since 1942 he has been engaged in work on receiver circuits, television receiver circuits and on related problems. Mr. Keizer is a Senior Member of the I.R.E. and a Member of Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Eta Kappa NU, and Sigma Xi.
- RCA 1957 Company Biography
Eugene O. Keizer received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University in 1940 and has been associated with RCA since that time. From 1941 to 1946, he was principally concerned with the development of radar. In 1946, he became engaged in research on FM and television receivers, and in 1951 he received an RCA Achievement Award for his work on receiver circuits. In 1954, he became leader of a receiver and circuit applications research group at RCA Laboratories; was appointed Head, Television Research in 1964; became Head, Video Systems Research in 1967; and in 1977 became Head, Micro Topographical Research. Mr. Keizer received a David Sarnoff Award in 1976 for his work on color television.
He is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Phi Beta Phi, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the New York Academy of Sciences.
- RCA 1978 Company Biography
Mr. Keizer has been a major contributor to the RCA VideoDisc System for over sixteen years. His Work centered on the making of disc masters and on the design of the diamond playback stylus. A key concept developed by Mr. Keizer is that of the keel-lapped stylus - the method used today in production to obtain long stylus life. During the final two years of the VideoDisc project, Mr. Keizer played an important role in transferring the technology from Princeton to Indianapolis. Mr. Keizer received the prestigious Rhein Prize for his contributions to video disc technology.
- 1981 David Sarnoff Award Announcement
Eugene Keizer, now Staff Scientist in the VideoDisc Systems Research Laboratories at Princeton, New Jersey, joined RCA in 1940. Since then he has worked in several areas, principally radar, FM and television receivers, television display systems and prerecorded video disc systems. As the responsible group head, he led the video disc research team during its early years, 1964-1971, and continued to be responsible for research in the video disc mastering and pickup areas until 1979. In 1979 he became associated with RCA "SelectaVision" VideoDisc Operations at Indianapolis, returning to RCA Laboratories in 1980.
He has sixty patents, an Achievement Award for receiver circuit work, David Sarnoff Awards for color TV work and for video disc work, and an Eduard Rhein Award for video disc work.
- RCA 1982 Company Biography
Eugene Keizer passed away on May 6, 2002 in Cornwall, Pennsylvania at the age of 83.
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