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*****For immediate use December 22, 2004

Foundation for C&C Promotion Announces Recipients of 2004 C&C Prize
- Dr. Zen'iti Kiyasu, Prof. David. A. Patterson, & Prof. John L. Hennessy -

Dr. Zen'ichi Kiyasu Prof. David A. Patterson Prof. John L. Hennessy
"Dr. Zen'ichi Kiyasu" "Prof. David A. Patterson" "Prof. John L. Hennessy"


Tokyo, December 22, 2004 --- Foundation for C&C Promotion today announced that the 2004 C&C Prize has been awarded to three individuals in two groups for their outstanding contributions to research, transfer of technology, education of electronics and communications and computers in their early years, and computer architecture,.

The C&C Prize started in 1985 and is awarded to distinguished persons in recognition of outstanding contributions to research and development in the fields of semiconductors, computers and telecommunications, and their integrated technologies (Integration of Computers and Communications: C&C) or research in the social aspects of these fields. Recipients of this prize receive a certificate of merit, a plaque, and a cash award (10 million yen for each group).

The recipients of the 2004 C&C Prize and their award-winning contributions are introduced below.

2004 C&C Prize Recipients: Group A

Dr. Zen'ichi Kiyasu
Former Professor, Tohoku University,
Former Executive Vice President, Iwatsu Electric Co., Ltd.

Achievements
For pioneering contributions to the information communication industry by leading research and authoring textbooks on basic theories for electronic circuitry, computers, and communications, and for the development of various systems such as those for PCM communications, error correction coding, computers, and electronic switching.

Dr. Kiyasu has studied and established fundamental technologies such as circuit networks, feedback theory, pulse communication, and audio recording by PCM modulation in the early days of electronics and communication and computers in Japan. His development of the first paramatron computer named MUSASINO-I and magnetic storage systems built the foundation of the Japanese computer industry. He developed an electronic switching system and was able to foresee a tight connection between computers and communications technologies in the future. He authored many textbooks which cultivated a significant number of students and researchers. He always pioneered and led with new ways. Many human resources have been cultivated by him.

2004 C&C Prize Recipients: Group B

Prof. David A. Patterson
Professor, Computer Science,
University of California, Berkeley

Prof. John L. Hennessy
President and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Stanford University

Achievements
For contributions to the advancement of computer science, engineering, and industry through inspiring textbooks, research, and professional services for computer architecture.

Professor Patterson and Professor Hennessy have contributed to the advancement of computer architecture. After the invention of RISC architecture by John Cocke (the recipient of the 1994 C&C Prize) they further developed RISC architecture and built RISC based VLSI processors. MIPS and SPARCS RISC chips are the result of their effort and are used by many servers and workstations and are also used as embedded processors for game machines, terminals, and communication equipment. Co-authored textbooks on computer architecture have been widely read worldwide. Professor Patterson has developed the RAID system that is widely used to enhance cost performance of storage systems. Professor Hennessy is now president of Stanford University. Their contribution to R&D, transfer of technology to industry, and the cultivation of human resources are highly appreciated.

The prize ceremony will be held on January 26th (Wednesday) from 3:00pm at Hotel Okura (Location: Toranomon, Minato Ku, Tokyo).

The Foundation would also like to invite members of the general public to attend the award ceremony. Please apply by sending your name, place of work, job title, contact address, telephone number, and email address to the following e-mail address: info@candc.or.jp

* Please see the following attachments for more details:
Attachment 1:
Brief Summary of Recipients' Careers
Attachment 2: Outline of Foundation for C&C Promotion Activities.

Attachment 1: Brief Summary of Recipients' Careers

Dr. Zen'iti Kiyasu
Former Professor, Tohoku University
Former Senior Vice President, Iwatsu Electric Co., Ltd.

Education:
1962: Received Ph.D. from Tohoku University
1939: Received B.E. in Electric Engineering from Tohoku Imperial University
 
Professional Experience:
1977: Professor at Ashikaga Institute of Technology
1976: TIAC Advisor
1968: Iwatsu Vice President, later became Senior Vice President
1962: Professor, Tohoku University
1950: Manager, Transmission Lab, Basic Research Department, Electrical Communication Laboratory, Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation, later became Vice President
1939: Researcher, Second Transmission Department, Transmission Laboratory, ETL
 
Books:
1997: "Approach to Origin of Information and Communication:Memory of a Communication Engineer", Mita Publishing
1984: "Introduction to Coding Theory," Kyoritsu Publishing"
1981: "Basic of Electronic Circuitry, basic of Digital Circuitry", Ohm Publishing, co-author
1980: "Hadamard Matrix and Its Application", ECI
1972: "Future of Information Technology, Current status of Information Technology, Historical Development of Information Technology", Gakusyuu Kenkyusha, Co-author
1969: "Logical Circuit Element", Kyoritsu Publishing
1969: "Storage of Information Processing System", Kyoritsu Publishing, Co-author
1968: "Information and Communication", Nihon Housou Kyoukai
1967: "Circuit Theory", Asakura Shoten, Co-author
1961: "Machine Translation", Misuzu Shobou, Co-author
1960: "Theory of Variable Constant Circuit, Arithmetics in Digital Circuitry", Kyoritsu Publishing, Co-author
1959: "Communication theory and Its Application", ECI, Co-author
1958: "Automatic Control Theory", Iwanami Publishing, Co-author
1958: "Information Theory, Circuit Theory", Iwanami Publishing, Co-author
1957: "Latest Pulse Engineering", ECI, Co-author
1956: "Introductory Information Theory", Kyoritu Publishing
1953: "Topics of Communication Engineering", ECI, Co-author
1952: "Mathematics to Understand Communication Engineering", Electronic Communication Institute (ECI), Co-author
 
Honors and Awards:
1994: Okawa prize
1985: Special Merits Award for 25th year of AIP, Author's Prize from ECI
1982: Honor Medal from ECI, Author's Prize from ECI
1975 and 1978: Minister of MITI Award
1970: Author's Award from ECI
1969: Purple Medal
1968: Merits Award from ECI
1962: Maejima Prize
1952 and 1959: NTT President Award, NTT Award for Invention
1942, 1950, 1951, and 1957: Akiyama-Shida Commemorative Prize from ECI
  Honored person of ECI, the Association for Information Processing, and the Institute of OR, Life time member of the Engineering Academy of Japan

Prof. David A. Patterson
Professor, Computer Science Division, U. C. Berkley Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department

Education:
1976: Received Ph.D. in computer science from UCLA
1969: Received A.B. in mathematics from UCLA
 
Professional Experience:
1985: Professor at UCB
1984: Sun Microsystems
1981: Associate professor at UCB
1979: DEC
1977: Assistant professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UCB
 
Books and Papers:
1993: Patterson, D. A. and Hennessy, J. L.; "Computer Organization and Design:The Hardware/Software Interface." Morgan KaufmannPublishers, Inc.; San Mateo, CA. Second edition, 1998; third edition, 2004.
1990: Hennessy, J. L. and Patterson D. A.; "Computer Architecture: AQuantitative Approach." Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc.; San Mateo, CA. Second edition, 1996; third edition, 2002.
1989: Patterson, D.A., Kiser, D.S., and Smith, D.N.; "Computing Unbound: Using Computers in the Arts and Sciences."
1986: Kaehler, T. and Patterson, D.A.; "A Taste of Smalltalk."
1988: Patterson, D. A., Gibson, G.A., and Katz, R. H.; "The Case for Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID)." Proceedings ACM SIGMOD Conference; Chicago, IL. ACM SIGMOD 1998 "Test of Time Award" for the most influential paper to be published in the conference proceedings in the previous ten years.
 
Honors and Awards:
1999: IEEE Johnson Award for Storage Technology
1998: SIGMOD Test of Time Award
1995: IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award for Outstanding and Innovative Contributions to the Fields of Computer and Information Science
1994: Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
1993: Member of the National Academy of Engineering
1992: Holder of the E.H. and M.E. Pardee Chair
1989: Fellow of the IEEE for Contributions in the Development of RISC

Prof. John L. Hennessy
President, Stanford University
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Education:
1977: Received Ph.D. in computer science from S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook
1975: Received M.S. in computer science from S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook
1973: Received B.E. in electrical engineering from Villanova University
 
Professional Experience:
2000: President, Stanford University
1996: Dean, School of Engineering, Stanford University
1994: Chairman, Department of Computer Science, Stanford University
1986: Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Stanford University
1992: Chief Architect, Silicon Graphics Computer Systems
1984: Chief Scientist and Founder, MIPS Computer Systems
1983: Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
1977: Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
 
Books:
1993: Patterson, D. A. and Hennessy, J. L.; "Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface." Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc.; San Mateo, CA. Second edition, 1998; third edition, 2004.
1990: Hennessy, J. L. and Patterson D. A.; "Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach." Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc.; San Mateo, CA. Second edition, 1996; third edition, 2002.
2003: Hennessy, J. L., Patterson D. A., and Lin H. S.; "Information Technology for Counterterrorism: Immediate Actions and Future Possibilities." National Academy Press.
 
Honors and Awards:
2004: Honorary doctorate from the University of Notre Dame
2002: Honorary doctorate from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
2001: Honorary doctorate from Villanova University; honorary degree of science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook
2001: Seymour Cray Award
2001: Eckert Mauchly Award
2000: John Von Neumann Medal
2000: ASEE R. Lamme Medal
1997: Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery
1995: Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1994: IEEE Emannuel R. Piore Award
1992: Member of the National Academy of Engineering
1991: Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
1991: Distinguished Alumnus Award from the State University of New York at Stony Brook
1987: Willard and Inez K. Bell Endowed Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
1984: Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation
1983: John J. Gillen Memorial Award from Villanova University

Attachment 2
The Foundation for C&C Promotion is a non-profit organization established in March 1985 to encourage and support technological study and development related to the integration of computers and communications technologies, that is, C&C. It also promotes the development of the electronics industry worldwide. The Foundation is funded by NEC Corporation.

The Foundation presents the annual C&C Prizes to recognize outstanding contributions to the development of C&C. The prizes are awarded to no more than two groups (each with no more than three members). Candidates are nominated from all over the world. Each prize winner receives a certificate, a plaque, and a cash award (ten million yen per group).

The Foundation also gives grants to researchers in Japan so that they can attend international conferences overseas, to non-Japanese researchers working in Japan, and to recent receivers of doctorates from Japanese universities.

The Foundation studies the influences on the world economy and human life resulting from C&C developments.

Publications are shown below.
"Digital Divide-Structures and Issues", NTT Publishing, Aug. 13, 2002
"Information Accessibility and Universal Design", Ascii, Mar. 11, 2003
"National Strategies for Broadband", NTT Publishing, Oct. 16, 2003
"Network Reality", Iwanami Shoten, Mar. 25, 2004
"Digital Relations", NTT Publishing, Oct. 22, 2004

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