Sunday, November 24, 2019

Sony Outstanding Engineer Awards

As a part of the first ever Sony Technology Day held at Sony City Osaki in Tokyo, Japan, on Sept. 18, 2019, the company announced SOE Awards. SOE stands for Sony Outstanding Engineer, the highest form of individual recognition for Sony Group engineers. Quite a few of the Awards went to image sensor designers:

  • Yoshihisa Kagawa for "Development of Novel Stacked CMOS Image Sensor with Cu-Cu Direct Bonding"
  • Jun Komachi for "Scientific Method for Image Quality Improving"
  • Masaki Sakakibara for "Development and Improvement of Pixel-Parallel 14-bit ADC for CMOS Image Sensor"
  • Daniel Van Nieuwenhove for "3D ToF (Time of Flight) Sensor and System Used in Cars and Mobile Applications"


  1. Congratulations to these outstanding engineers! Hope you get a nice raise too!

  2. To me, it also shows what Sony considers to be the best technological achievements of 2018.

  3. When Daniel and I started the 3D-TOF research in 2002, we dreamed of creating 3D camera’s for robotic applications in two years’ time. We didn’t expect the uptake in smart-phones 17 years later!
    Prof. Maarten Kuijk, Vrije Universiteit Brussels.


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