COCHRAN, Michael J. “Mike”

USA (1941-2018)

Last updated: February 14, 2020 at 4:23 am

Inventor and developer of dive computers; pioneer in the field of microprocessing; co-invented the world’s first microcomputer chip while working at Texas Instruments; CEO of Cochran Consulting; owner of 57 patents; worked with NASA, U.S. Naval Special Warfare, and the Navy Experimental Diving Unit; a Cochran computer (Cochran Commander modified to become the Cochran Navy) was used in the first openwater decompression computer-based dive for the U.S. military in 2001; pilot.

NOGI Award (Science, 2016)
Admiral in the Texas Navy (by Gov. Rick Perry)
Texas Instrument’s Most Prolific Inventor

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