Mr. Roy Clay, Sr.

Mr. Roy Clay, Sr. is considered one of the founders of Silicon Valley and was a 2003 inductee into the Silicon Valley Engineering Council’s Hall of Fame.

Degree(s): Math

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Undergraduate Institution: St. Louis University

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Photo Credit: Caribbean National Weekly

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Mr. Roy Clay, Sr. is considered one of the founders of Silicon Valley and was a 2003 inductee into the Silicon Valley Engineering Council’s Hall of Fame. He was responsible for leading Hewlett-Packard’s first computer division, which included the development of the company’s first computer (2116A). Mr. Clay also worked to employ more Black employees at Hewlett-Packard, and he eventually formed his own company, ROD-L Electronics, Inc.

 

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