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Andrew Kay

Andrew F. Kay (January 22, 1919 – August 28, 2014) was President and CEO of Kay Computers, a personal computer firm, and also served as Senior Business Advisor to Accelerated Composites, LLC.

Kay, a 1940 graduate of MIT, started his career with Bendix followed by two years at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He later founded Non-Linear Systems, a manufacturer of digital instrumentation, in 1952. NLS developed a reputation for providing rugged durability in critical applications for everything from submarines to spacecraft. At NLS he invented the digital voltmeter. He also co-founded the Rotary Club of Del Mar, California.

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  • Brief Biography at the Wayback Machine (archived December 14, 2006),; accessed September 8, 2014.
  • Computer pioneer Andrew Kay dies at 95,; accessed September 8, 2014.
  • Andrew Kay obituary,; accessed September 8, 2014.


  • Patent 2813266 Indicator Device and Means for Mounting (1957)
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