Now in its ninth year, the exhibition and list, which is has expanded to 50 of the most important African Americans in technology, will be displayed at Palo Alto City Hall, starting with an opening reception on Monday at 5 p.m.
Three Palo Alto figures — two members of the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame and a late inventor — will also be recognized by the Palo Alto City Council.
The exhibition, "Soul of Technology," was created by Templeton's company, eAccess Corp. of San Francisco.
Mayor Peter Drekmeier and the Palo Alto City Council will honor Clay and Greene, along with the late Ronald L. Jones, a Palo Alto resident and business owner, who developed the raster image processor for producing large-format prints from personal computers.
A representative of Stanford's Electrical Engineering Department will also speak about the importance of Greene's semiconductor work.
In addition to the exhibit, the Ron Jones Innovation Award is awarded annually to an emerging researcher or entrepreneur.
Here is Templeton's 2009 list of the 50 most important African American technologists, including Greene and Clay:
Public policy makers
Jerry L. Davis, Deputy CIO, NASA
John Hines, director, Biomolecular Systems Research Program (BSRP) NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, Calif.
Jack B. Johnson, Prince Georges County, MD executive
Lisa Jackson, EPA administrator
Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass.
Timothy A. Simon, commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Mo., chairman, House Homeland Security Committee
Pauline Brooks President/CEO Management Technology Inc. Clinton, MD
Gale Burkett, CEO, GB Tech Houston
Al Edmonds, CEO, Edmonds Enterprise Services
Preston Edwards, CEO, imDiversity, New Orleans, La.
Darrell Freeman, CEO, Zycron Inc., Nashville, Tenn.
Rodney Hunt, CEO, RS Information Systems Inc., McLean, Va.
Alfred Liggins, chairman/CEO, RadioOne, Lanham, Md.
Willie Johnson, chairman, PRWT Services Inc. Philadelphia, Pa.
James Makawa, CEO, The Africa Channel, Beverly Hills, Calif.
William Moss, CEO, Moss Interactive, Columbus, Ohio
Lori Perine, senior vice president, TrueCarbon
Earl Stafford Sr., chairman, Universal Technology and Engineering
David Steward, chairman/CEO, World Wide Technology Inc., St. Louis, Mo.
James C. Smith, CEO, Systems Engineering and Management Associates, McLean, Va.
Maurice Tose, CEO, Telecommunications Systems Inc., Annapolis, Md.
Vercell Vance, CEO, Alpha Data Corp. Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.
Adriane Brown, president, Honeywell Transporation Systems, Torrence, Calif.
Ursula Burns, president, Xerox, Rochester, N.Y.
David Drummond, senior vice president corporate development, Google, Mountain View, Calif.
J.D.Harris, vice president, contracts and supply chain, Raytheon, Waltham, Mass.
Monte Ford, CIO, American Airlines
Charles Philips, president, Oracle, Redwood Shores, Calif.
John W. Thompson, chairman/CEO, Symantec Corp. Cupertino, Calif.
Ray Wilkins, president, ATT Sales and Marketing, San Antonio, Texas
Ronald E. Blaylock, Arthur H. Harper, James Shepard, Lloyd G. Trotter, general partners, GenNXT360 Capital Partners, New York, N.Y.
Deborah Auguste, assistant professor of bioengineering, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
George Campbell, president, Cooper Union, New York, N.Y.
Michael Drake, chancellor, UC-Irvine, Irvine, Calif.
Juan Gilbert, associate professor and director, Human Centered Computing Lab, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.
Sossina Haile, professor of materials science and chemical engineering, Caltech, Pasadena, Calif.
Charles Isbell, associate professor, associate dean, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Ga.
Shirley A. Jackson, president, RPI, Troy, N.Y.
James Johnson, dean, College of Engineering, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
V. Trent Montgomery, dean, School of Engineering and Technology, Alabama A&M University, Normal, Ala.
Mark Hardy, dean, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Jackson State University, Jackson, Miss.
Kunle Olukotun, professor of electrical engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Reginald Perry, assistant dean, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.
Mark Smith, head of engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
Eugene Washington, provost, UCSF, San Francisco, Calif.
Carole Espy Wilson, professor, electrical engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Md.
Dhyana Ziegler, professor of journalism, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Fla.
Source: eAccess Corp of San Francisco, John William Templeton, president/executive editor
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