Posted on November 1, 2016 in ATSC News
IEEE: Congratulations to ATSC Vice Chairman Lynn Claudy for receiving the IEEE’s 2016 Jules Cohen Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award. Claudy, senior vice president of technology at the NAB, was recognized in October at the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society Symposium for “his outstanding broadcast engineering work that is exceptional in integrity, professionalism, quality, thoroughness, reach and commitment.” Amen.
CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY HALL OF FAME: Other ATSC-related honors are being bestowed by the Consumer Technology Association with the induction of the founding fathers of the Digital HDTV Grand Alliance into the Consumer Technology Hall of Fame.
Under the steady leadership of former FCC Chairman Dick Wiley (himself a 2009 CT Hall of Fame inductee), the competitors vying for selection as America’s first digital TV standard joined forces in 1993 as the “Grand Alliance” to create the best-of-the-best system, which became the foundation for the ATSC 1.0 standard.
Honored at the Nov. 9 CT Hall of Fame gala will be former Phillips Labs President Pete Bingham, retired Sarnoff Labs President Jim Carnes, past AT&T Microelectronics President Curt Crawford, MIT professor Jae Lim, retired Zenith Chairman, President and CEO Jerry Pearlman, and former General Instrument Chairman and CEO Don Rumsfeld.
In paying tribute to their “foresight and contributions to HDTV,” CTA notes that the distinguished Grand Alliance leaders “had to put aside personal and business bias, working together to formulate an ideal broadcast TV standard.”
In addition to Chairman Wiley, previous CT Hall of Fame inductees with ties to ATSC standards include GI’s Woo Paik (2004), RCA’s Joe Donohue (2005), CBS’s Joe Flaherty (2009) and Zenith’s Rich Citta (2012).
SMPTE: The ATSC also congratulates Matt Goldman, Ericcson’s senior vice president of technology, TV and media, on his election, effective Jan. 1, 2017, as president of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. Long-time ATSC standards guru and SMPTE Fellow Goldman will serve a two-year term as SMPTE president. He succeeds outgoing President Bob Seidel, CBS vice president of engineering and advanced technology, who will continue to serve on the SMPTE Board of Governors. Pat Griffis, Dolby’s vice president of technology, was elected to a two-year term as SMPTE executive vice president.
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