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The IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal was established in 1999, in honor of Robert N. Noyce, founder of Intel Corporation. Noyce was renowned for his 1959 invention of the integrated circuit.

Presented to: An individual or team of up to three in number

Description: For exceptional contributions to the microelectronics industry

Prize: The award consists of a gold medal, a bronze replica, a certificate, and honorarium.

Basis for Judging: In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: field leadership, contribution, originality, breadth, inventive value, publications, other achievements, society activities, honors, duration, and quality of nomination.

Nomination deadline: 15 June

Notification: Recipients are typically approved during the November IEEE Board of Directors meeting. Recipients and their nominators will be notified following the meeting. Subsequently, the nominators of unsuccessful candidates will be notified of the status of their nomination.

Presentation: At the annual IEEE Honors Ceremony

Sponsor: Intel Foundation

Intel Foundation


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Medal nomination forms


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Medal recipients


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Medal committee members

  • Richard B. Brown, Chair
  • Giovanni (Nanni) DeMicheli
  • Yonina Eldar
  • Weileun Fang
  • Toshiro Hiramoto
  • Mark A. Horowitz
  • Ricardo A. L. Reis
  • Edison Spina
  • Naoko Tani


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Awards Nomination Deadlines

2016 IEEE Honors Ceremony

2016 Medal of Honor recipient David Forney in video screenshot