IEEE David Sarnoff Award

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IEEE David Sarnoff Award
Awarded for Exceptional contributions to electronics
Presented by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
First awarded 1959
Last awarded 2016
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The IEEE David Sarnoff Award was a Technical Field Award presented in 1959–2016 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). It was awarded annually for exceptional contributions to electronics.[1]

The award was established in 1959 by the RCA Corporation; in 1989 the Sarnoff Corporation became its sponsor. It consisted of a bronze medal, certificate and honorarium, and was presented each year to an individual or small team (up to three people).

The award was discontinued in 2016.[1]


The recipients of the award were:[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Discontinued IEEE-Level Awards". IEEE. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "IEEE David Sarnoff Award Recipients" (pdf). IEEE. Retrieved 30 March 2017.