IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award

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IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award
Awarded foroutstanding contributions to consumer electronics technology.
Presented byInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
First awarded1987
WebsiteIEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award

The IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award is a Technical Field Award of the IEEE given for outstanding contributions to consumer electronics technology. It is named in honor of Masaru Ibuka, co-founder and honorary chairman of Sony Corporation. The award is currently given each year to an individual or a team of up to three people (although in 2002, it was given to five people). The award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1987, and is sponsored by Sony Corporation.

Recipients of this award receive a bronze medal, a certificate and an honorarium.


Year Citation Recipient(s)
1989 for development of the compact disc system Heitaro Nakajima (Sony)
Johannes Petrus Sinjou (Philips)
1990 for development of the autofocus camera Norman L. Stauffer
1991 for contributions to the development of the charge-coupled device image sensors in consumer video cameras Gilbert F. Amelio
1992 for demonstrating technical feasibility of large size color LCD displays suitable for consumer TV applications Isamu Washizuka (Sharp)
1993 for contributions to consumer electronics products employing synthetic speech for education and entertainment George L. Brantingham (TI)
Paul S. Breedlove (CompuAdd)
Richard H. Wiggins (TI)
1994 for contributions to FM stereophonic and television multichannel sound broadcasting systems Carl G. Eilers (Zenith)
1995 for the Reed-Solomon codes Irving S. Reed
Gustave Solomon
1996 for contributions to consumer digital audio and video recording products Kees A. Schouhamer Immink (Philips)
1997 for contributions to the development of audio noise reduction and surround sound systems Ray M. Dolby (Dolby)
1998 for engineering leadership in the development of digital television for broadcast, cable and satellite applications Jerrold A. Heller
1999 for technical leadership in the development of the MPEG international standards for motion video and audio Leonardo Chiariglione
2000 for contributions to the development of low-light level, solid-state imagers used in consumer products Marvin H. White
2001 for leadership in the development of digital video broadcast Ulrich Reimers
2002 for pioneering contributions to the research and development of HDTV Takashi Fujio
Kozo Hayashi
Masao Sugimoto
Masahiko Morizono
Yuichi Ninomiya
2003 for contributions to the synthesis and analysis of loudspeakers (Thiele/Small parameters) Richard H. Small
Neville Thiele
2004 for major contributions to MP3 audio coding Karlheinz Brandenburg
2005 No award
2006 Vestigial sideband Wayne Bretl (Zenith)
Richard Citta
Wayne Luplow (Zenith)
2007 for contributions in audio and cinema multichannel playback systems (THX) Tomlinson Holman
2008 for development of home interactive video games and other toys Ralph H. Baer
2009 inventor of the first wireless remote control Eugene J. Polley (Zenith)
2010 for contributions to the development and commercialization of digital video recorders James Barton (TiVo)
2011 for contributions to image compression in printing technology and digital image processing Joan Laverne Mitchell (Ricoh)
2012 for leadership and technical contributions to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Gisle Bjøntegaard (Tandberg)
Gary J. Sullivan (Microsoft)
Thomas Wiegand (Fraunhofer)
2013 for the development and marketing of spectral band replication at Coding Technologies (now part of Dolby Laboratories) Lars Liljeryd
Kristofer Kjörling
Martin Dietz
2014 No award
2015 inventor of the mobile phone Martin Cooper
2016 for designing and building the first digital still camera[1] Steven Sasson
2017 for pioneering contributions to high-speed Wireless LAN technology John O'Sullivan
David Skellern
Terence Percival
2018 for his leadership of the development and proliferation of Linux Linus Torvalds

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  1. ^ "2016 IEEE Technical Field Award Recipients and Citations" (PDF). 29 June 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015.