Kees Immink: The Birth of Digital Media

The 2017 IEEE Medal or Honor recipient pioneered contributions to DVDs and Blu-ray technology

10 May 2017

Life Fellow Kornelis A. Schouhamer “Kees” Immink will receive the 2017 IEEE Medal of Honor “for pioneering contributions to video, audio, and data recording technology including compact disc, DVD, and Blu-ray.”

In this video from, Immink discusses where his passion for engineering developed, and highlights his professional successes over the years. The IEEE Foundation sponsors the Medal of Honor. Immink is to receive the award at the 2017 IEEE Honors Ceremony, scheduled for 25 May at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

Read more about the Medal of Honor recipient on The Institute.

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