Charles P. Thacker

* February 26, 1943, Pasadena, California, USA
† June 12, 2017, Palo Alto, California, USA

ACM A.M. Turing Award - 2009

For the pioneering design and realization of the first modern personal computer – the Alto at Xerox PARC – and seminal inventions and contributions to local area networks (including the Ethernet), multiprocessor workstations, snooping cache coherence protocols, and tablet personal computers.