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ARMONK, NY - 25 May 2005: IBM today announced that five employees will be named IBM Fellow -- the company's most prestigious technical honor. The five honorees drive innovation in areas as diverse as nanotechnology, computer design and data storage.
"IBM's technical leaders are among our most valuable assets," said Dr. John E. Kelly III, IBM senior vice president, technology and intellectual property. "The innovative work that they perform is responsible for creating ideas and opportunities that not only impact the future of IBM, but of our entire industry and beyond. These new IBM Fellows have distinguished themselves as being among the best and brightest innovators in the world."
There have been only 185 IBM Fellows in the past 42 years, including 61 active employees with the newly named Fellows. IBM Fellows are given freedom and flexibility to pursue creative achievements and typically work on special projects or research initiatives that lead the company in exciting new directions.
New IBM Fellows:
Evangelos S. Eleftheriou -- IBM Research, Zurich
Dr. Evangelos Eleftheriou, whose pioneering work in recording and communications techniques established new standards of performance in hard disk drive technology. His current research focuses on nanotechnology.
Larry M. Ernst -- Personal Systems Group, Boulder
Larry Ernst has led the strategic definition and implementation of critical technologies for the Printing Systems Division. His work in the area of print and image quality has been the foundation for industry-leading products. An IBM Master Inventor with many key inventions to his credit, Mr. Ernst holds numerous patents.
Eduardo T. Kahan -- Software Group, Orlando
Ed Kahan is a globally recognized expert in systems architecture and technology. He has made significant contributions to IBM's leadership position in complex systems integration technologies, development methods, system architecture, Service Oriented Architecture, and Web Services technologies and tools. Mr. Kahan also has been a key contributor in the definition and evolution of IBM's services business from its inception.
Bradley D. McCredie -- Systems and Technology Group, Austin
Dr. Brad McCredie is a recognized industry leader in computer system design, testing and technology. Dr. McCredie led the package design for POWER3 and led the central electronic complex development for POWER4. He also was the chief systems engineer for POWER4-based IBM eServer systems.
Yun Wang -- Software Group, Beijing
Yun Wang is recognized for sustained innovation and leadership in delivering advanced database technologies for the DB2 Universal Database portfolio. Mr. Wang devised a method of facilitating very complex database requests over a huge volume of data, allowing them to be optimized for best performance and scalability.
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