IEEE 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.

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

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

Recipients [1]

1989 for development of the compact disc system Heitaro Nakajima (Sony)
Johannes Petrus Sinjou (Philips)
1990for development of the autofocus cameraNorman L. Stauffer
1991for contributions to the development of the charge-coupled device image sensors in consumer video camerasGilbert F. Amelio
1992for demonstrating technical feasibility of large size color LCD displays suitable for consumer TV applicationsIsamu 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)
1994for contributions to FM stereophonic and television multichannel sound broadcasting systemsCarl G. Eilers (Zenith)
1995 for the Reed-Solomon codes Irving S. Reed
Gustave Solomon
1996for contributions to consumer digital audio and video recording productsKees A. Schouhamer Immink (Philips)
1997for contributions to the development of audio noise reduction and surround sound systemsRay M. Dolby (Dolby)
1998for engineering leadership in the development of digital television for broadcast, cable and satellite applicationsJerrold A. Heller
1999for technical leadership in the development of the MPEG international standards for motion video and audioLeonardo Chiariglione
2000for contributions to the development of low-light level, solid-state imagers used in consumer productsMarvin H. White
2001for leadership in the development of digital video broadcastUlrich 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
2004for major contributions to MP3 audio codingKarlheinz Brandenburg
2005No award
2006 [2] Vestigial sideband Wayne Bretl (Zenith)
Richard Citta
Wayne Luplow (Zenith)
2007for contributions in audio and cinema multichannel playback systems (THX)Tomlinson Holman
2008for development of home interactive video games and other toysRalph H. Baer
2009inventor of the first wireless remote controlEugene J. Polley (Zenith)
2010for contributions to the development and commercialization of digital video recordersJames Barton (TiVo)
2011for contributions to image compression in printing technology and digital image processingJoan 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
2014No award
2015inventor of the mobile phoneMartin Cooper
2016 for designing and building the first digital still camera[3] Steven Sasson
2017 for pioneering contributions to high-speed Wireless LAN technology John O'Sullivan
David Skellern
Terence Percival
2018for his leadership of the development and proliferation of Linux Linus Torvalds
2019 for accelerating the replacement of 100-year-old analog film technologies used in cinema and television by providing extremely high visual quality using digital-imaging solution Tomonori Aoyama
Takashi Hayasaka
2020 for creating an inexpensive single-board computer and surrounding ecosystem for education and consumer applications (Raspberry Pi) Eben C. Upton (Raspberry Pi Foundation)

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