Marty Timeline

Martin Cooper wins coveted Marconi Prize – October 2, 2013

The Marconi Society awarded Marty the 2013 Marconi Prize for his “pioneering contributions to the handheld cellphone and its associated technology and commercialism.” The Marconi Society was founded in 1974, by Gioia Marconi Braga, in honor of her father who is often credited with inventing the radio.

With the presentation of the Prize in Bologna, Italy, on 10/1/2013, Marty joins a “small elite group of scientists who have been at the forefront of every advance in communications theory and technology since the latter half of the Twentieth Century.” Read more about how the invention of the handheld phone took shape.

Marty wins Telecom’s ‘Nobel’…The Marconi Prize – October 2013

Inside Bologna Magazine profiled Marty in their Autumn 2013 edition. Marty’s great accomplishment “was to make the telephone absolutely personal.” Read more about the historic moment when Marty opened up the world to personal communications between people “our of earshot, out of sight — or even out of the country!”

30 anniversary of the Dynatac 8000X – September 21, 2013

German public radio stations aired an interview with Marty about the 30th anniversary of the DynaTAC 8000X. Ten years after Marty conceived of the idea, the revolutionary handheld mobile phone received approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on September 21, 1983. The phone became available to consumers in 1984.  Listen to the interview on …

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