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FY2004-FY2000

Past Awards
Parentheses indicates division he/she belonged to at time of award

FY2004

  • 2004/12/06

2004 Nishina Memorial Prize
Creation of quantum entanglement between two Josephson-junction based qubits
Jaw-Shen Tsai (Fundamental and Environmental Research Laboratories)

  • 2004/11/29

The Society's Medals of Achievement in Carbon Science and Technology
High-level Synthesis and Verification on System LSI
Kazutoshi Wakabayashi (Systems Device Research Laboratories)

  • 2004/11/19

The 52th Promotion Foundation for Electrical Science and Engineering Award (OHM Technology Award)
Development of a Stand-type Image Scanner
Atsushi Kashitani (Internet Systems Research Laboratories), and 1 others

  • 2004/07/22

The 2004 Agilent Technologies Europhysics Prize
Demonstration of quantum bits using superconducting circuits
Yasunobu Nakamura (Fundamental and Environmental Research Laboratories)

  • 2004/07/15

The Society's Medals of Achievement in Carbon Science and Technology.
In recognition of your pioneering work in the discovery and synthesis of carbon nanotubes
Sumio Iijima (Senior Research Fellow)

  • 2004/06/30

18th Advanced Technology Award Fujisanke Business.i Prize
Development and commercialization of ultra high performance spam mail filter
Motoo Nishihara, Satoshi Kamiya, Hiroshi Ueno, Kenshin Yamada, Akihiro Motoki, Ichino Kiyohisa (System Platforms Research Laboratories), Tomoyasu Domeki(NEC Communication Systems)

  • 2004/05/29

41st The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
Research on Speech Recognition Technology for Practical Use
Takao Watanabe (Media and Information Research Laboratories)

  • 2004/05/14

The 1st Honda Frontier Award
The discovery of carbon nanotubes
Sumio Iijima (Senior Research Fellow)

  • 2004/04/15

Persons of scientific and technological research merits Commendation by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(2004)
Development of HSG-Si capacitor for high density DRAMs
Hirohito Watanabe (Systems Device Research Laboratories)

FY2003

  • 2003/11/03

Person of Cultural Merits
Sumio Iijima (Central Research Laboratories)

  • 2003/04/25

The Ichimura Prizes in Industry - Contribution Prize (2003)
Development and Application of a MPEG-2 Encoder-LSI Core
Yasushi Ooi (NEC Electronics), Yutaka Yokoyama (Multimedia Research Laboratories), Masayuki Mizuno (Silicon Systems Research Laboratories)

  • 2003/04/24

The 2002 Wilhelm R. Buessem Award
Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Ceramic Dielectrics
Masatomo Yonezawa (Environment and Material Research Laboratories)

FY2002

  • 2003/03/27

3rd Outstanding Achievement Award
Groundbreaking Research of Carbon Nanotubes
Sumio Iijima (Senior Research Fellow)

  • 2003/03/18

49th Okochi Memorial Grand Technology Prize
Development of Hemispherical-Grained(HSG) Silicon Storage Electrodes
Toru Tatsumi (Silicon Systems Research Laboratories), Hirohito Watanabe (Silicon Systems Research Laboratories), Kenji Okamura (NEC Yamaguchi,Ltd.), Hideharu Miyake (Elpida Memory, Inc.), and 1 other

  • 2003/02/10

ISSCC Top-10 Contributor Awards
Masakazu Yamashina (Silicon Systems Research Laboratories)

  • 2002/11/22

SC2002 Gordon Bell Award
14.9 Tflops Three-dimensional Fluid Simulation for Fusion Science with HPF on the Earth Simulator
Yoshiki Seo (Internet Systems Research Laboratories), and 3 others

  • 2002/11/12

The 50th Promotion Foundation for Electrical Science and Engineering Award(OHM Technology Award)
Product development of functional polymer electrolytic capacitor
Masaharu Sato (Functional Materials Research Laboratories), Masashi Ooi (NEC TOKIN Corporation), Kazuo Watanabe (NEC TOKIN Toyama Corporation)

  • 2002/11/03

Medal with Yellow Ribbon
Hiroaki Ushida (R&D Technical Support Center)

  • 2002/06/10

2002 Imperial Prizes and Japan Academy Prizes
Development of a High-Resolution Electron Microscope and Discovery of Carbon Nanotubes
Sumio Iijima (Senior Research Fellow)

  • 2002/04/26

The Ichimura Prizes in Industry - Meritorious Achievement Prize(2002)
Development of GaAs Heterojunction FET for Cellular Handset Applications
Masaaki Kuzuhara (Photonic and Wireless Devices Research Laboratories), Naotaka Iwata (NEC Compound Semiconductor Devices,Ltd.), Tomohiro Itoh (NEC Compound Semiconductor Devices,Ltd.)

  • 2002/04/17

Persons of scientific and technological research merits Commendation by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(2002)
Study of environmentally friendly flame-retardant plastic
Masatoshi Iji (Environment Technology Laboratories)

  • 2002/04/10

The 2001 Agilent Technologies Europhysics Prize
The discovery of multi and single walls carbon nanotubes
Sumio Iijima (Senior Research Fellow)

FY2001

  • 2002/01/29

2002 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics
Sumio Iijima(Senior Research Fellow)

  • 2001/11/22

Awards for Outstanding Skilled Workers from the Minister of Health,Labour and Welfare(2001)
Hideo Yokoyama (R&D Technical Support Center)

  • 2001/11/13

The 49th Promotion Foundation for Electrical Science and Engineering Award(OHM Technology Award)
Development of a Variable-Block-length Audio Coding System
Masahiro Iwadare (Multimedia Research Laboratories), Akihiko Sugiyama (Multimedia Research Laboratories), Takao Nishitani (Multimedia Research Laboratories)

  • 2001/04/18

Persons of scientific and technological research merits Commendation by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(2001)
A Study on Priticable Speech Recognition Technology based on Demisyllable Units
Takao Watanabe (Multimedia Research Laboratories)

FY2000

  • 2000/11/13

The 48th Promotion Foundation for Electrical Science and Engineering Award(OHM Technology Award)
Development and commercialization of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries with manganese-spinel type cathode
Masatomo Yonezawa (Functional Devices and Materials Research), Masato Shirakata (Functional Materials Research Laboratories), Junji Tabuchi (NEC Mobile Energy,Ltd.)

  • 2000/04/18

Persons of scientific and technological merits Commendation by the Ministry of States for Science and Technology(2000)
The optical disc for high density and high speed transfer rate digital video recorder
Shigeru Araki (Functional Devices and Materials Research)

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