Paul Eisler
By: Luuk Vrins
Who Is Paul Eisler

Paul Eisler was born in Vienna, Austria in 1907. He was computer engineer and got i his degree at Vienna University of Technology. After he graduated it was hard for him to find an engineering job because he was Jewish. At the time the German Nationalist organizations was against Jewish people and made it that if you were Jewish you would be treated like lower class citizens. So you wouldn't be able to get good jobs like computer engineering jobs. So instead Paul got a job with the English recording technology firm in the city of Belgrade, Serbia (Gramophone Company).

What Did Paul Eisler Invented
Paul did many things and fixed practical problems with his inventions. For example Paul got hired at a cinema complex to work on its technology. One of the common problems occurred when people spilled food like ice cream on the seats so Paul made a yellow fabric to cover the stained seats. Although he helped many family members flee Austria, he was forced to work for the British when WW II started. After they let him go, he went to Henderson and Spalding a lithography company in Camberwell to ask if they would invest in his printed circuit idea with a specially made subsidiary of Henderson and Spaiding called Technograph, but Paul didn't read the contract before signing it so he gave up all rights to his invention. Although he did sign away his rights to the product he did manage to get the first three printed circuit patents for a wide range of applications. After the war ended the U.S. looked into Paul's printed circuit idea and since 1948 all airborne electric have the printed circuit in it.


This is a printer that prints circuit boards
This is a printer that prints circuit boards
How Paul Eisler Moved Computers Forward
The way Paul Eisler moved computers forward is with his invention of the printed circuit board. Through the printed circuit board computers were able to turn into small tiny computers called smart phones from these giant computers mechanisms that filled up an entire warehouse. The printed circuit board made it really easy to make computers more advanced because the PCB was a small easy to make and mass produce and had many functions on a small 5cm by 5cm sheet of laminated copper sheets. Now the PCB is used in almost any piece of electronics and is really cheap to make and in 2012 the world market for bare PCBs reached $60 billion.

links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Eisler
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printed_circuit_board
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossus_computer
https://cwtejp1.wikispaces.com/1904-Vacuum+Tubes

This was the first machine using the printed circuit board
This was the first machine using the printed circuit board
This is Paul holding his first radio he worked with
This is Paul holding his first radio he worked with
This is what circuit boards look like today
This is what circuit boards look like today