24 Top innovators

Call them innovators, entrepreneurs, or good old-fashioned trouble-makers. These 24 disrupters have gone up against the odds as they've rattled old industries and tried to create new ones.

Jack Memishian
Jack Memishian
Analog Devices
What's two millimeters square, can sense three ranges of motion (up and down, side to side, and front to back), and has caused six months of mass hysteria at electronics retailers everywhere? It's an accelerometer from Analog Devices in Cambridge, Mass. Analog fellow Jack Memishian developed the breakthrough chip for unimagined handheld devices. Then Nintendo came calling, put it into the Wii remote, and the rest is history. --J.O.

Mark Gorton

Glueckman and Kantor

Hjalmar Winbladh

Craig Venter

Sunil Shaunak

Diane Greene

Nick Grouf

Caleb Chung

Stoppelman and Simmons

Glenn Kelman

Dan Olschwang

David Della Terza

Jack Memishian

Martin Eberhard

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