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IEEE to name new medal after Japanese scholar.

SENDAI, July 26 Kyodo

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) of the United States will create a new medal named after Junichi Nishizawa, known as ''the father of Japanese microelectronics,'' according to the IEEE on Friday.

The Semiconductor Research Foundation and the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan contributed $600,000 to the IEEE Foundation to set up a fund to support the IEEE Jun-Ichi Nishizawa Medal, the IEEE said.

The new medal may be presented annually to an individual or a team of up to three people ''for outstanding contributions to material and device science and technology, including practical application,'' the IEEE said.

Nishizawa, 75, is now president of Iwate Prefectural University and has received two awards from the IEEE, a nonprofit technical professional association with more than 377,000 individual members in 150 countries.
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Date:Jul 29, 2002
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