RCA Patents the Electronic Television System

Vladimir Kosma Zworykin, Russian-American electrical engineer invented an electronic television system while at the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), received two patents on December 20, 1938. One patent was for the iconoscope, a cathode-ray transmitting tube, the second patent was for the kinescope, or cathode-ray receiving tube, the device that displays the image on all televisions and most computer monitors. Zworykin was the first to develop practical implementations despite early 1908 predictions.

Date:
      December 20, 1938
Name(s):
      Vladimir Kosma Zworykin
Occupation:
      Electrical Engineer
Location:
      USA

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