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ERI’s Silliman Collects Award at IEEE BTS

First recipient of Jules Cohen Award for Outstanding Broadcast Engineering

Electronics Research Inc. President Tom Silliman was the recipient of the first Jules Cohen Award for Outstanding Broadcast Engineering, awarded at the recent IEEE Broadcast Technology Symposium in Orlando, Fla.

IEEE Broadcast Technology Society President and Director of Engineering and Technology for Iowa Public Television William T. Hayes said, “The Jules Cohen Award is the highest recognition the IEEE BTS can bestow upon a member, and it’s a hallmark of achievement in broadcast engineering. Tom is well-deserving of this honor, not only as one of the industry’s leading experts in broadcast antennas, towers, and filters for radio and television, but also as an IEEE Fellow and a member of IEEE BTS for more than 44 years.”

Also at the symposium, David Layer, senior director of advanced engineering at the NAB Labs, received the Matti S. Siukola Memorial Award for his paper, “All Digital Radio AM Field Test project.”

According to the announcement, “The Siukola Award was established in 1982 to honor Dr. Matti Siukola, an eminent broadcast antenna engineer for more than 30 years who was stricken with a fatal heart attack as he completed his presentation at the 1980 IEEE Broadcast Symposium.”

The Jules Cohen Award recognizes broadcast engineering work that is exceptional for its integrity and professionalism; quality and thoroughness; extent and reach; and commitment to client success.

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