IEEE David Sarnoff Award

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]

IEEE David Sarnoff Award
Awarded forExceptional contributions to electronics
Presented byIEEE
First awarded1959
Last awarded2016
WebsiteIEEE David Sarnoff Award

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]

See also


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