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Donald Bitzer in CEA Industry Hall of Fame
Ilse Jurriën : August 21th 2006 - 00:04 CET
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CESDonald Bitzer in CEA Industry Hall of Fame : Dr. Bitzer, distinguished university research professor, will join industry inventors, executives, editors and retailers in the prestigious Consumer Electronics Industry Hall of Fame. He will be formally inducted at the association's annual Industry Forum in San Francisco Oct.16-18, 2006. Dr. Bitzer, along with two colleagues at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Robert Willson and the late Dr. H. Gene Slottow, invented the plasma display in 1960. This development was the precursor to today's high definition plasma TV’s. The team received an Emmy from the National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences for their efforts in advancing TV technology.
Donald Bitzer in CEA Industry Hall of FameDr. Donald Bitzer - Research professor
In addition to the prestigious Emmy (for efforts in advancing television technology specifically plasma panel) he has received numerous awards and honors, including: the Vladimir K. Zworkin Award from the National Academy of Engineering in 1973; election to the National Academy in 1974; and Laureate of the Lincoln Academy by the State of Illinois in 1982; National Associate of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council.

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Joining Bitzer, Slottow and Willson in the 2006 Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame are: industry executives Jack Doyle of Pioneer America; Howard Ladd of Sanyo; John Roach of Tandy/RadioShack; Robert W. Galvin, who steered Motorola from 1959 to 1990; and Andrew Grove and Gordon Moore, two of the three co-founders of Intel. The third co-founder, Robert Noyce, was inducted in 2000. The 2006 class also includes Nick Holonyak Jr., inventor of light-emitting diodes (LED), George Heilmeier, inventor of liquid crystal displays (LCD), and retailer A.J. Richard. They join 97 other industry luminaries in the CEA Hall of Fame. "The accomplishments of the individuals who are entering the Hall of Fame this year are simply amazing," said CEA President and CEO, Gary Shapiro. "Their inventions and leadership laid the groundwork for today's digital products and technologies, enhancing the way consumers around the world work, live and play."

About Consumer Electronics Association
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion, and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA represents more than 2,100 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. Combined, CEA's members account for more than $125 billion in annual sales. CEA's resources are available online, the definitive source for information about the consumer electronics industry.

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