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MIPI Alliance Announces Annual Membership Award Recipients

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, an international organization that develops interface
specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, today
announced the 2018 MIPI Alliance Membership Award winners. The luncheon
awards ceremony took place today during the Alliance’s weeklong member
meeting in Montreal.

“As MIPI forges ahead in its 16th year of developing specifications that
advance hardware and software integration in mobile, IoT, automotive and
other areas, the annual awards program recognizes individuals and
companies for their invaluable contributions supporting the
organization’s ongoing growth and success,” said Joel Huloux, chairman
of MIPI Alliance. “The commitment demonstrated by this year’s award
recipients is greatly appreciated. Their ongoing support and
participation, as well as the support from all our members, help shape
MIPI’s important specification development work in mobile and other
mobile-influenced areas.”

The annual MIPI Alliance Membership Awards Program recognizes
outstanding contributions and achievements by individual and corporate
members. An awards and recognition committee appointed by the board of
directors receives nominations from MIPI members and selects the award

This year’s program honored nine award recipients. Awards were given in
four categories: Lifetime Achievement, Corporate, Working Group
Leadership and Distinguished Service.

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. Two individuals were awarded this year: Ariel
, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation, and Jim
, Skyworks Solutions Inc. Lasry was recognized for his
distinguished efforts as an advocate for MIPI
and MIPI
, as well as for his valuable leadership in the Technical
Steering Group and, most recently, as a MIPI board member. Ross was
awarded for his outstanding work as chair of the MIPI RF Front-End
Control Working group, contributions to the MIPI
specification and his invaluable work in advancing MIPI RFFE in
preparation for the transition to 5G.

The Corporate Award was presented to Cadence Design
Systems, Inc.
and Sony Corporation. Cadence was recognized
for its collective contributions to MIPI working groups, with several
company members serving in chair and vice chair roles. Cadence
representatives actively participate in member meetings, are consistent MIPI
presenters, and help promote and drive MIPI specifications
into the market. Sony was awarded for its leadership role in providing
technical expertise for image sensors and other areas, and for
contributing to the expansion of MIPI’s ecosystem by applying MIPI
specifications to Sony’s image sensor products. Sony also has been an
important contributor to the development of the forthcoming MIPI
A-PHY specification
and has promoted MIPI within other standards

The Working Group Leadership Award is presented to leaders
within MIPI working groups in recognition of noteworthy contributions to
the groups’ activities or specification development work. Four
individuals were recognized for their efforts in 2018. Loren Reiss,
Cadence Design Systems, Inc., was recognized for his devoted work within
the MIPI
PHY Working Group
, contributing to updated diagrams and bringing
clarity to help implementers overcome interoperability issues. Henrik
, Intel Corporation, was also awarded in recognition of
exemplary leadership and dedication as the chair of the MIPI
PHY Working Group
and for his support across the MIPI Alliance
organization. Mikko Muukki, HiSilicon Technologies Co. Ltd., was
awarded for his leadership and dedication to the development of MIPI
(Camera Command Set) v1.0, a specification that streamlines
configuration of image sensors in mobile devices. Rob Gough,
Intel Corporation, was selected for the 2018 award for his exemplary
efforts and dedication to the MIPI
Software Working Group
within MIPI Alliance. MIPI software
specifications streamline the software integration of components in
mobile devices.

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes individuals impacting
the MIPI Alliance 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. Ashraf Takla,
Mixel Inc., received the 2018 award for his ongoing support and
dedication to MIPI DevCon, as well as for his dedicated work and
leadership in collecting and defining requirements for the development
of MIPI A-PHY. Takla also is active in multiple working groups, and has
been a strong advocate for MIPI Alliance through the publication of
articles and whitepapers, as well as by partnering with the Alliance to
deliver MIPI-related education at industry events.

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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 300 member companies worldwide and 14 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, test and test
equipment companies, as well as camera, tablet and laptop manufacturers.
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