Articulated Optical DVD Technology
Engineer and inventor Fred C. Thomas was born on October 25, 1959 in Washington D.C. With his diplomat parents he traveled and lived all over the world, including time spent in Pakistan, South Vietnam, India, Taiwan, Germany and the Philippines, as well as the United States. His father had been an electrical engineer earlier in his career and it was he who inspired his son’s interest in technology, especially solar energy. When the younger Thomas began to see media coverage of innovations that were very similar to ideas he had years earlier, he realized he might have a special talent for developing new technological concepts. He entered Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania where he completed his BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1983.