Dpreview Forum: Dick Merrill (1949-2008) brought to the table many of the ideas behind the Foveon X3 imager, which he co-invented with Dick Lyon, who was able to see a concept among many of Dick Merrill's patents. Together with Dick Lyon and Carver Mead, Dick Merrill was one of the founders of Foveon. In 2005, these three were awarded the Progress Medal for this work by the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain.
Dick was a warm and wonderful person and someone who took great pleasure in his passion and the photographic images it provided. In many ways, he was the spirit within Foveon and, before that, Nat Semi.