This award has been discontinued by the IEEE Board of Directors in 2011.
The IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Data Storage Device Technology Award was established in 2004 and was presented for the first time in 2006. The technical field for this award are significant advances in storage device technology engineering, research, leadership, or education; leading to the development of commercial data storage devices.
Recipient selection is administered by the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.
Presented to: An individual, multiple recipients, or a team of not more than three.
Sponsor: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
Scope: For outstanding contributions to the advancement of information storage with emphasis on technical contributions in computer data storage device technology.
Prize: The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate and honorarium.
Basis for judging: In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: significant advances in storage device technology engineering, research, leadership, education, leading to the development of commercial data storage devices, and the quality of the nomination.
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Presentation: IEEE policy requires that its awards be presented at major IEEE events that are in keeping with the nature of the award and the cited achievement.