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62nd Award Recipients



New York, NY – October 25th, 2010 — The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the recipients of the 62nd Annual Technology & Engineering  Emmy® Awards that will take place on Thursday, January 6th, 2011 as part of the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.  This event marks the fifth consecutive year that the Technology and Engineering Emmy® Awards have been presented in conjunction with CES.  The presentation will take place in the Marcello Ballroom at The Venetian beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Launched in 1948, The Technology and Engineering Emmy® Awards honor development and innovation in broadcast technology and recognize companies, organizations and individuals for breakthroughs in technology that have a significant effect on television engineering.

The National Academy’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in Technology and Engineering will be presented to Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman and CEO of Sony Corporation. Sir Howard Stringer is one of the most powerful and respected executives in the Communications industry. Since joining Sony Corporation, he has proven to be an innovative leader, spearheading the adoption of the Blu-ray format while leading the company’s high-profile expansion into digital broadcasting, the Internet and computer technology, including 3D TV.

The individuals and companies that will be honored at the event include

For Development and Production of Portable Tapeless Acquisition

  • Avid Technology, Inc.
  • Ikegami Co. LTD

The Belt Pack: Distributed Amplifier Systems in Live Production

  • Stan Hubler
  • Dough Leighton
  • Bob Cohen
  • Charlie Butten
  • RTS Systems, Inc.
  • Clearcom (HME)

Development of Wireless Intercom

  • HME (HM Electronics, Inc.)
  • RTS Systems, Inc.

Development of Audio Meta Data Process for conforming audio the ATSC digital TV standard

  • Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
  • Linear Acoustic, Inc.

Enabling Standards for the delivery of television via broadband data systems

  • CableLabs

HD Super Motion Systems for acquisition, recording and Playback for Broadcast Entertainment and Sports Productions

  • NAC Image Technology, Inc.
  • EVS Broadcast Equipment, Inc.
  • Vision Research (An AMETEK® Company)
  • Grass Valley Group
  • Sony Corporation

Blue Laser Optical Systems for Consumer Playback

  • Sony Corporation
  • Royal Philips Electronics
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • TDK Corporation

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About The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy® Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Public & Community Service, Technology & Engineering, and Business & Financial Reporting.  Regional Emmy® Awards are given in 19 regions across the United States. NATAS also presents the Global Media Awards™ which recognizes excellence in the world-wide intersection of digital entertainment and technology. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including National Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.  For more information, please visit the website at

About CEA
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $172 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships.  CEA also sponsors and manages the International CES – Where Entertainment, Technology and Business Converge. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services.  Find CEA online at

For more information, please contact:
Paul Pillitteri, Director, Communications, 212-586-8424