Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Kornelis ("Kees") Antonie Schouhamer Immink is a Dutch scientist, inventor, and entepreneur. For more than 30 years, Kees Schouhamer Immink has been involved in the development of digital recording products. His research has resulted in around 1000 foreign and US patents.
Foreign associate, National Academy of Engineering, 2007.
SMPTE Progress Medal awarded by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), 2004, For the central role played in research and development of audio and video recording products.
IEEE Consumer Electronics Engineering Excellence Award, 2004.
Heyser Memorial lecturer awarded by the Audio Engineering Society, May 2004. 
Technology and Engineering Emmy Award awarded by the National Television Academy 2003, For coding technology for optical recording formats.
Inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame, (CEA), 2003.
Knighthood in the Order of Oranje-Nassau awarded by Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands, 2000.
Honorary member, Netherlands Electronics and Radio Society (NERG), 2000.
Millennium Medal awarded by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, (IEEE), 2000.
AES Gold Medal awarded by the Audio Engineering Society, (AES), 1999, For significant contributions to the advancement of consumer audio technology.
IEEE Edison Medal, 1999, For a career of creative contributions to the technologies of digital video, audio, and data recording.
Golden Jubilee Award for Technological Innovation awarded by the IEEE Information Theory Society, 1998, For the invention of constrained codes for commercial recording systems.
AES 50th Anniversary Commemorative Medal awarded by the Audio Engineering Society, 1998.
Academician, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, (KNAW) 1996.
Fellow, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE),1996.
Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award awarded by the IEEE, 1996, For pioneering contributions to consumer digital audio and video recording products.
A.M. Poniatoff Gold Medal Award for Technical Excellence awarded by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, 1994, For outstanding contributions to the development of new techniques and/or equipment that have contributed to the advancement of audio or video magnetic recording and reproduction.
Sir J.J. Thomson Medal awarded by the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), 1993, For distinguished contributions to electronics.
AES Silver Medal awarded by the Audio Engineering Society, 1992, For major contributions to the development of digital audio recording systems.
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