Dr. Hatsuaki Fukui, 1927-2018 was born in Yokohama, Japan. He received his degrees at colleges in Osaka, Japan. His extensive range of research projects spanned from electron tubes to exotic solid state devices. In 1955 he joined Sony Corp to work on semiconductors and is regarded as the pioneer for the all-transistor TV. In October 1962, Dr. Fukui moved to the US to join Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ, He worked on microwave transistor amplifiers, Ge and Si transistors, GaAs bulk-effect devices and Si avalanche diodes. He was the manager of the group developing advanced consumer products and was also involved with long wavelength lasers for under sea communications. He retired from the AT&T Bell Laboratories at the end of 1989.
Dr. Fukui authored 40 papers and a book and received the first Microwave Pioneer Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a significant contributor to the MTT and other IEEE societies.