MIPI Alliance Recognizes Members at 8th Annual Awards Ceremony
The MIPI® Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, today announced the recipients of the 2020 MIPI Alliance Membership Awards. The awards were presented at a virtual ceremony honoring the outstanding contributions and leadership by these individual and corporate members.
"The MIPI Alliance Membership Awards recognize individuals and companies whose dedicated collaboration and work have contributed significantly to the development of specifications that advance hardware and software integration in mobile, IoT, automotive and other areas," said Peter Lefkin (News - Alert), managing director of MIPI Alliance. "The entire MIPI membership works diligently to meet the needs of the industries we serve, and we're proud to spotlight those who have gone above and beyond to further the Alliance's mission."
An awards and recognition committee reviews nominations from MIPI members and recommends the recipients for approval by the MIPI Alliance Board of Directors. This year's program honored seven award recipients in five categories: Lifetime Achievement, Corporate, Distinguished Service, Working Group Leadership and Special Achievement.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to individuals who have participated in MIPI Alliance efforts for at least seven years and provided significant contributions or leadership to a working group, the board or other MIPI entities. The 2020 award was presented to Raj Kumar Nagpal of Synopsys for his unparalleled dedication to the continued development and enhancement of the MIPI PHY specifications. Currently serving as chair of the MIPI PHY Steering Group, Nagpal has served in a variety of capacities within the MIPI PHY groups. He is the longtime chair of the D-PHY Working Group and co-chair of the A-PHY Working Group, and regularly shares his knowledge through webinars, presentations, videos and industry publications.
The Corporate Award was presented to STMicroelectronics (News - Alert) in recognition of its enduring support and commitment to the success of MIPI Alliance. A founding member of the Alliance, ST has provided visionary and steady leadership since the organization's early formative stages and establishment in 2003. Over the past 18 years, ST representatives have served in leadership roles on the MIPI board, Technical Steering Group and various other technical working groups. Of particular note is the long-term leadership of Joel Huloux, ST director of lobbying and standardization, and current chairman of the Alliance. Huloux has served on the MIPI board since 2003 and was appointed chairman in 2008.
Two members of the MIPI I3C Working Group, both from Intel (News - Alert) Corporation, received the 2020 Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes individuals impacting the MIPI specification development process or those contributing by serving on the board of directors, a working group or helping in the areas of marketing and testing:
The Special Achievement Award recognizes individuals for a particular achievement outside of the regular award categories and has only been presented twice in the history of the awards program. The 2020 award was presented to the entire MIPI DevCon event team, who quickly and successfully pivoted last year to stage a two-day virtual developers conference for more than 350 attendees around the world. MIPI DevCon Steering Committee leaders and MIPI team members recognized for the effort included Justin Endo (Mixel Inc.), DevCon Steering Committee chair; Roy Chestnut (Teledyne LeCroy), DevCon Steering Committee vice chair; Kevin Yee (Samsung (News - Alert) Electronics Co.), Marketing Steering Group chair; and MIPI support team members Dervla Froemming, Christina Slape, Ian Smith, Lisa Magliaro, Melanie Cole and Sharmion Kerley.
Photos and information about past recipients may be found here: https://www.mipi.org/membership/annual-awards
About MIPI Alliance
MIPI Alliance (MIPI) develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries. There is at least one MIPI specification in every smartphone manufactured today. Founded in 2003, the organization has over 325 member companies worldwide and more than 15 active working groups delivering specifications within the mobile ecosystem. Members of the organization include handset manufacturers, device OEMs, software providers, semiconductor companies, application processor developers, IP tool providers, automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, and test and test equipment companies, as well as camera, tablet and laptop manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.mipi.org.
MIPI®, CSI-2®, MIPI I3C® and MIPI UniPro® are registered trademarks owned by MIPI Alliance. MIPI A-PHYSM, MIPI D-PHYSM, MIPI I3C BasicSM and Debug for I3CSM are service marks of MIPI Alliance.
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