IBM’s Highest Technical Honor Bestowed on Five Leading Innovators

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Boca Raton, FL - 26 May 2004: IBM today announced that five of its top innovators have been named IBM Fellow - the company's most prestigious technical honor. This year's honorees range from one of the world's leading experts in the study of nanoscale materials to an innovator whose technologies are helping to transform the cellular phone industry.

"Innovation is the engine that powers IBM," said Nick Donofrio, IBM senior vice president, technology and manufacturing. "Our history is rich with world-class minds that have pioneered entirely new ways of doing business and invented thousands of new products that have transformed industry and society alike. These five new IBM Fellows have distinguished themselves as being among the best and brightest innovators in the world."

The new Fellows are among 461 IBM innovators converging from across the globe in Boca Raton, Florida this week to be honored at IBM's annual Corporate Technical Recognition Event, CTRE.

The five new IBM Fellows are:

The title of IBM Fellow is the company's most preeminent technical distinction and is granted in recognition of outstanding and sustained technical achievements in engineering, programming, science and technology. The distinction of IBM Fellow has been earned by only 180 individuals in the past 41 years, 59 are active employees including 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.

CTRE honors individual and team contributions that make IBM an innovation powerhouse. In addition to the new IBM Fellows, the other CTRE honors this year include:


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