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Request for 2018 C&C Prize Nomination(s)
(Self-nominations not acceptable)

The NEC C&C Foundation is a government-authorized non-profit organization established in March 1985 with funds donated by NEC Corporation. Its mission is to foster further growth in the electronics industry by encouraging and supporting research and development activities and pioneering work in the field of computers, communications, electron devices and their integrated technologies, that is, C&C.

One of the activities of the Foundation is to present its C&C Prize to distinguished persons in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the development and furtherance of C&C technologies.

Up to two individuals or groups receive this prize annually. There can be as many as three people in a group. Each recipient is given a certificate, a plaque, and a cash award (10,000,000 yen for each group).

I would like to ask you to nominate one or more candidates for the 2018 C&C Prize. Using the nomination form can be downloaded from the URL at the bottom of this page and referring the nomination guide below, please submit your nomination(s) by Wednesday, May 30.

The Foundation’s Awards Committee will evaluate the nominees and choose the winners.


Kaoru Yano
NEC C&C Foundation

Guide for Nominating C&C Prize Candidate(s)

  1. Work-Related Qualifications
    The prize goes to distinguished persons who have made outstanding contributions and/or done pioneering work in the field of C&C technologies or substantially improved people's lives through the furtherance of social science via C&C. (“C&C technologies” means computer technologies, communications technologies, electronic device technologies, and/or integrated fields of these technologies.)
  2. Other Factors
    1. There are no restrictions on a candidate’s organization, nationality, age, gender, or religion. Candidates are limited to living persons, and Self-nominations are not acceptable.
    2. The prize is awarded to two finalists; however, a group consisting of up to three persons is regarded as one finalist.
    3. You may be asked by the Awards Committee to provide further information on the candidate(s) you recommend.
    4. You can nominate the same candidate(s) as you did in the past.
  3. Making a Nomination
    Please use one nomination form per candidate. In the case of a group nomination, use one form for each person in the group.
  4. Submission Details
    Please send the completed form(s) to the Foundation by Wednesday, May 30, to the attention of Mr. Masanobu Hashimoto.

    NEC C&C Foundation
    NEC Head Office Building
    Attention: Mr. Masanobu Hashimoto, Executive Director
    7-1, Shiba 5-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8001, Japan
       E-mail address:
       Fax: +81-3-3798-7818

  5. The nomination form for the C&C Prize is available at the URL below. After completing the form, you can submit it to the exclusive email address above.