IBM's Nick Donofrio Named "Technology Leader of the Year" by IndustryWeek Magazine

Millipede Data Storage Technology Honored among "Technologies of the Year"

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ARMONK, N.Y - 14 Nov 2003: IndustryWeek magazine today announced that Nick Donofrio, senior vice president, Technology and Manufacturing for IBM, was named the 2003 "Technology Leader of the Year." IBM's Millipede data storage technology also was recognized by the publication as one of five "Technologies of the Year" for 2003.

IndustryWeek announced the honors today as part of its 11th annual Technology and Innovation Awards Program (

"This award is really recognition for the 180,000 IBM technical women and men around the world whose invaluable contributions and achievements represent the lifeblood of the information technology industry. Their teamwork and dedication to solving customer problems are the reason why IBM is acknowledged as the technology and innovation leader," said Nick Donofrio. "IndustryWeek's recognition of Millipede further confirms that there still is plenty of growth and opportunity for innovative technical breakthroughs."

Donofrio is the leader of IBM's worldwide community. He guides the strategy for developing and commercializing advanced technology across the company's global operations. During his 36-year career, Donofrio has led many of IBM's major development and manufacturing teams -- from semiconductor and storage technologies, to microprocessors and personal computers, to IBM's entire family of servers. He holds seven patents, is a strong advocate of education and vigorously promotes mathematics and science as the foundation for technical careers and innovative thinking.

Millipede is a new data storage technology pioneered by IBM that has the potential to provide significantly greater storage capacity than conventional flash memory technology, at a price per gigabyte significantly lower than flash. With its high densities, compact size and low cost, Millipede could be used in a myriad of portable computing devices, such as digital music (MP3) players, digital video and still cameras, PDAs and smart phones. More information about Millepede is available at:

Winners of IndustryWeek's Technology and Innovation Awards are singled out for outstanding achievements that span science and engineering. The Technology Leader of the Year is chosen for demonstrating extraordinary leadership and success in the pursuit of innovation. IndustryWeek's Technologies of the Year are selected by demonstrating great potential for generating new business opportunities and creating growth in the manufacturing world.


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