Jeff Hawkins

Jeff Hawkins co-founded Handspring with Donna Dubinsky in July of 1998 after their incredibly successful run together at Palm Computing. In 1994, Hawkins invented the original PalmPilot products and founded Palm Computing, now a 3Com company. He is often credited as the designer who reinvented the handheld market.

An industry veteran with nearly 20 years of technical expertise, Hawkins currently holds nine patents for various handheld devices and features. His vision for handheld computing dates back to the 1980s, when as Vice President of Research at GRiD Systems Corporation he served as principal architect and designer for the GRiDPad and GRiD Convertible. Prior to that, he held key technical positions with Intel Corporation. Hawkins earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from Cornell University.


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