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2010 C&C Prize and 25th Anniversary Memorial Award Ceremony

Welcoming speech by Mr.Hajime Sasaki, President of NEC C&C Foundation
Welcoming speech by Mr.Hajime Sasaki,
President of NEC C&C Foundation

The 2010 C&C Prizes and 25th Anniversary Memorial Award Ceremony was held at ANA InterContinental Hotel Tokyo on November 24, 2010. The ceremony started with the welcome speech by Mr. Hajime Sasaki, the president of NEC C&C Foundation, followed by the recognition of 2010 C&C prizes and 25th Anniversary Memorial Award recipients by Dr. Yasuharu Suematsu, the chairman of awards committee. The 2010 C&C Prizes were presented to Drs. Hiroyuki Sakaki and Yasuhiko Arakawa as Group A recipients, and to Dr. Linus Torvalds as Group B recipient.

Group A: Dr. Hiroyuki Sakaki and Dr. Yasuhiko Arakawa
For pioneering and leading contributions to the research, development and progress of quantum wire and quantum dot semiconductor devices

Group B: Dr. Linus Torvalds
For the creation of Linux kernel and the promotion of open-source operating system development


 
Dr. Hiroyuki Sakaki and Dr. Yasuhiko Arakawa
Drs. Hiroyuki Sakaki and
Yasuhiko Arakawa
Dr. Linus Torvalds
Dr. Linus Torvalds
 

The 25th Anniversary Memorial Award was presented to Drs. Kuninori Uesugi and Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi
For the development of integration systems for “Hayabusa” comprising communications and control technologies as their core, enabling the unmanned craft to land and take off from an extraterrestrial object (the asteroid Itokawa) and return to earth for the first time in history.

Dr. Kununori Uesugi
Dr. Kununori Uesugi
Dr. Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi
Dr. Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi

As shown in the program leaflet, after the congratulatory speeches and the recipients' acceptance speeches, the ceremony was followed by the cocktail party and ended with the dinner to celebrate the 2010 recipients. Followings are the pictures taken at the ceremony and the party.

Ceremony hall
Ceremony hall
 
 
 
 
 
 
Recognition of 2010 C&C Prizes and 25th Anniversary Memorial Award recipients by Dr. Yasuharu Suematsu, Chairman of Awards Committee
Recognition of 2010 C&C Prizes and 25th Anniversary Memorial Award recipients by Dr. Yasuharu Suematsu, Chairman of Awards Committee
Congratulatory speech by Mr. Norihiko Ishigro, Director-General, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, MITI
Congratulatory speech by Mr. Norihiko Ishigro, Director-General, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, MITI
 
Congratulatory speech by Dr. Toshitaka Tsuda, President, EICE
Congratulatory speech by Dr. Toshitaka Tsuda, President, EICE
Acceptance speech by Dr. Hiroyuki Sakaki
Acceptance speech by Dr. Hiroyuki Sakaki
 
Acceptance speech by Dr. Yasuhiko Arakawa
Acceptance speech by Dr. Yasuhiko Arakawa
 
Acceptance speech by Dr. Linus Torvalds
Acceptance speech by Dr. Linus Torvalds
Acceptance speech by Dr. Kuninori Uesugi
Acceptance speech by Dr. Kuninori Uesugi
Acceptance speech by Dr. Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi
Acceptance speech by Dr. Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi
Cocktails
Cocktails
 
Dinner party
Dinner party
 
Toast by Dr. Norio Shiratori, President, IPSJ
Toast by Dr. Norio Shiratori, President, IPSJ
Congratulatory talk by Dr. Leo Esaki, representing the guests of Drs. Sakaki and  Arakawa
Congratulatory talk by Dr. Leo Esaki, representing the guests of Drs. Sakaki and Arakawa
Congratulatory talk by Mr. Jim Zemlin , representing the guests of Dr. Torvalds
Congratulatory talk by Mr. Jim Zemlin, representing the guests of Dr. Torvalds
 
Congratulatory talk by Mr. Yoshihisa Nemoto, representing the guests of Drs. Uesugi and Kawaguchi
Congratulatory talk by Mr. Yoshihisa Nemoto, representing the guests of Drs. Uesugi and Kawaguchi