Inducted May 2012
A Sandia Laboratories chemist, Jennings in 1976 published the landmark research that later became the guide (IPC-TP-333, "Voltage Clearance Recommendations for Printed Circuits") for current carrying capacity and dielectric breakdown in industry standards for the next 30 years. Jennings’ report described a series of tests to establish electrical properties. The results included voltage holdoff, current carrying capacity and insulation resistance for two-sided bare, coated, and encapsulated boards. Received the IPC Presidents Award in 1978.