India’s Sanjai Kohli and his partner Steven Chen have won the prestigious European Inventor Award 2010, instituted by the European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Commission. They have won the award in the category of inventors who belong to countries outside the European Union.
So what is their achievement? A significant one, to say the least. Kohli and his partner are credited with inventing powerful but inexpensive chips that have facilitated the commercialization of GPS. It is reportedly due to chips invented by them that today we can see the successful incorporation of GPS technology in so many constituents of our everyday life, such as cars, planes, ships and mobile phones.
By the way, Mr. Sanjai Kohli is the worthy son of F C Kohli, the “Father of Indian software service industry”. Like father, like son.
Long live Indian technology! Long live Indian brain!