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US Lawmaker Honours Indian-American Engineer Who Helped Create USB Specifications

Ravinder Singh Shergill died on April 22 aged 64. (Representational)


A US lawmaker has honoured Indian-American electrical engineer Ravinder Singh Shergill who held a number of patents associated to disk storage and helped create the USB specs.

Shergill died on April 22 aged 64.

Madam Speaker, I ask my colleagues within the United States House of Representatives to affix me in honouring the lifetime of Mr Ravinder Singh Shergill. Our ideas and prayers are along with his household and associates throughout this troublesome time, Congressman David Valadao stated in his remarks on the House of Representatives earlier this week.

Born on September 12, 1956 in Punjab, Shergill migrated to the US for larger research on the age of 17.

At the age of 17, he immigrated to the United States and later graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He went on to work for National Semiconductor for greater than three a long time, Valadao stated.

As an engineer, Mr Shergill held patents involving disk storage and helped create the USB specs. As a supervisor, he admired and revered as a mentor to his colleagues. His story is really an embodiment of the American Dream, he stated.

Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an business customary that establishes specs for cables and connectors and protocols for connection, communication and energy provide between computer systems, peripherals and different computer systems.

Valadao stated Shergill had a terrific appreciation for America, however he by no means forgot his roots.

He was dedicated to bridging the Sikh and American communities collectively and was a founding member of the Sikh Youth of California and America. Shergill is remembered as a caring husband, father, and grandfather with a love for books, historical past, music, and movie,” he stated.

Shergill is survived by his spouse of 39 years, Grace Rosa; two daughters, one son and 4 grandchildren.

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