College of Engineering

Computer Pioneer Chuck I. Peddle Inducted into the Francis Crowe Society

The Legendary Chuck Peddle, Inventor of The Personal Computer, UMaine Engineering Physics Class of 1959, was inducted into the Francis Crowe Society as a distinguished engineer on June 24th in the town of San Leandro, CA by Dana Humphrey, President Susan Hunter, and Patricia Cummings, Senior Director of Philanthropy, University of Maine Foundation.

Charles Ingerham Peddle is an American electrical engineer best known as the main designer of the MOS Technology 6502 microprocessor; the KIM-1 SBC; and its successor the Commodore PET personal computer, both based on the 6502. Chuck Peddle is an inventor,

Peddle is an inventor, engineer and entrepreneur of highest class. His rich early history mirrors that of Commodore; hugely important successes through the 60’s 70’s and early 80’s, followed by late 80’s and 90’s turmoil.

Peddle’s timeline can be found on the Commodore Computer site.