Six members of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers earned honors from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), including two Oscars, SMPTE said today.
The winners are:
- Larry Hornbeck of Texas Instruments, who was honored with the Academy Award of Merit, the highest sci-tech Oscar, for the invention of digital micromirror technology at the heart of DLP imaging.
- David Gray of Dolby Laboratories, who received the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, an Oscar, for technological contributions that have brought credit to the industry.
- Steven Tiffen, Michael Fecik and (non-SMPTE member Jeff Cohen) of The Tiffen Co., who received an Award of Commendation for development of dye-based filters that reduce infrared contamination when neutral density filters are used with digital cameras.
- Iain Neil, who received a Scientific and Engineering Award, for the optical design of the Leica Summilux-C series of lenses.
- Brad Walker and his colleagues at Texas Instruments for the design and refinement of Texas Instruments DLP Cinema projection technology.
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