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Bluetooth technology

Award ceremony

Nominated for the European Inventor Award 2012 in the category Industry

Dr. Jaap Haartsen

Inventor: Jaap Haartsen

Country: The Netherlands

Invention: Bluetooth technology

Company: LM Ericsson Telephone

Working in the mobile phone division of Ericsson in the mid-1990s, Dutch engineer Jaap Haartsen found a revolutionary way to connect electronic gadgets to each other at short range without the use of cables, using a variety of low-power radio frequencies. Now used in more than two billion devices worldwide, Bluetooth has changed not only the way electronic devices connect with each other, but also how people connect and communicate.

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