Giacoletto, Lawrence J.

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Giacoletto, Lawrence J. Gender: M
Lawrence Joseph Giacoletto
born on 14 November 1916 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Clinton (Vermillion County), Indiana, 39n39, 87w24
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 22°16' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 20°17 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 01°26'


American electrical engineer and inventor known among others for his work in the field of semiconductor circuit technology, in particular by the eponymous Giacoletto equivalent circuit for transistors (also known as Hybrid-pi model).

He worked in the development of the RCA colour television system, developed the equivalent circuit for transistors and invented the homopolar alternator, a device able to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy.

He authored or co-authored the books, RCA Laboratories Transistor I Book (1956), Differential Amplifiers (1970) and The Electronics Designers Handbook (1977).

Giacoletto died at his home in Okemos, Michigan on 4 October 2004, aged 87.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Electrical
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Inventor)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Homopolar alternator)