The IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Industrial Pioneer Award honors individual(s) with exceptional and pioneering contributions in translating academic and industrial research results into improved industrial applications and/or commercial products. These contributions should serve as motivation and encouragement for IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) members and should have been disseminated through CASS periodicals and CASS-sponsored conference proceedings, apart from possible patents in the circuits and systems field.
1,000 USD and Plaque. If more than one recipient, the monetary award will be divided equally.
Award Plaque is funded by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. Award prize of 1,000 USD is funded via CAS Award Fund in the IEEE Foundation. The society/council's budget includes the amount for this award and the budget is net positive with the inclusion of the award.
Annually at the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS). Presented in the name of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS).
Quality, originality, and impact, of innovative research developed in academia or industry that resulted in industrial application or commercial product as well as active participation in the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) in terms of articles in CASS periodicals and CASS-sponsored conference proceedings, and services to the CASS community, apart from possible patents in the circuits and systems field.
Any member of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society in good standing for at least two years prior to the current award cycle year, regardless of membership rank or age, is eligible for the annual IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Industrial Pioneer Award. The Award may be granted only to nominees who have pioneered and developed innovative research, executed in either academia or industry that has resulted in either industrial applications or commercial products recognized widely for their utility. The time period over which the cognizant research was executed is immaterial. Eligibility and Selection process shall comply with procedures and regulations established in IEEE and Society/Council governing documents, particularly with IEEE Policy 4.4 on Awards Limitations. Previous award winners are not eligible for substantially the same achievements (per IEEE Policies 4.4: An individual shall receive only one award for a given achievement unless the significance merits a higher award, which may be given in the following year or thereafter.)
A call for nominations for the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Awards is issued to the CASS membership. The nominator must be a member of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society in good standing for at least two years prior to the current award cycle year, and is responsible for submitting the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Industrial Pioneer Award Nomination by following the guidelines provided on the CASS website during the award nomination period. The nominator is responsible for adhering to the following guidelines:
- Five reference/endorsement letters.
- A completed nomination form submitted on the CASS website (with the five reference letters included).
- Previous winners of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Industrial Pioneer Award are not eligible for the same award.
- Self-nominations are not permitted.
- The chair or members of any Awards committee or subcommittee administering an award cannot serve as nominators or references and shall be ineligible as candidates for this award.
- In the case that a person is nominated for two or more Society awards, the appropriate award subcommittee(s) will confer with the CASS Awards committee chair and the nominator(s) to ensure that no one is awarded two or more Society awards in the same year.
The CASS Awards Committee Chair and the CASS Operations Office will receive all nominations. Both will keep the nominations confidential. Nominations will not be accepted after the deadline. Nominations should comply with IEEE Policies and restrictions on awards. Incidents of misconduct including, but not limited to, violations of IEEE's publication policies, will be strongly considered by the awards committee and may be grounds for denial of an award or leadership position.
for pioneering innovations and industry leadership in establishing PCI Express and Compute Express Link as the ubiquitous I/O interconnect standards
for pioneering development and mass production of DDR and related memory technologies
for pioneering the implementation and manufacturing of smart chip and Integrated IDs in modern computing and communication systems
for pioneering contributions, implementation, and manufacturing of state-of-the-art electronic circuits and systems for the application in Modern Radio Communications Systems
for pioneering research in RF-CMOS followed by a leading role in the industrialization of single-chip CMOS radios-on-a-chip that enable the smartphone.
for pioneering contributions to digital signal-processing, analog signal-processing and data conversion.
for visionary leadership in wearable technologies including the invention, research, development and commercialization of Google Glass and the active contact lens technology for glucose monitoring
for pioneering contributions to VLSI memory design and technology.
for inventing the “Digital RF” technology that transforms analog-intensive wireless systems into digitally-intensive time-domain architectures and for leadership in commercializing Digital RF in the wireless cellular industry.