Samsung Research America’s Dr. Youngkwon Lim receives Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award from ATSC – Samsung Global Newsroom

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) is an international non-profit organization that develops voluntary standards for digital television. Since 2000, the ATSC has awarded its highest honor, the Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award, to one individual per year for outstanding work within the industry.

This year’s recipient of the Bernard J. Lechner Award for Outstanding Contributor is Dr. Youngkwon Lim of Samsung Research1 This is the first time that a Samsung Electronics employee has received this award since its inception.

▲ Dr. Youngkwon Lim, Standards and Mobility Innovation Lab at Samsung Research America

The ATSC is made up of over 103 member organizations, which together represent the broadcast, broadcast equipment, motion picture, consumer electronics, computer, cable, satellite and semiconductors around the world. The Bernard J. Lechner Award for Outstanding Contributor is awarded once a year to an individual member representative whose technical and leadership contributions to ATSC have been invaluable and exemplary. The latest development of ATSC, ATSC 3.0, is currently being deployed in the United States and Korea, and adopted by Brazil and Jamaica as the next-generation broadcast standard.

Dr. Youngkwon Lim of SRA has been an active contributor to IP-based low latency media streaming technology including MPEG Media Transport, MMT, development of ATSC 3.0, and served as chair of the Specialist Group on Management and protocols, S33, since its inception.

“We are grateful for Dr. Lim’s leadership in this essential element of the ATSC 3.0 standard,” noted ATSC President Madeleine Noland at the awards ceremony held at the annual conference of the ATSC. “His experience in other standards development organizations allows him to quickly align ATSC documents with external documents for a cohesive set of standards. His invaluable knowledge has helped ATSC move forward with signaling solutions, and I appreciate his expert guidance on S33. »

The recognition Dr. Youngkwon Lim has achieved by receiving this award demonstrates Samsung’s continued support for the development of next-generation standards for the steady growth of the broadcast industry, as well as the company’s leadership in the industry. .

1 Samsung Research, acting as Samsung Electronics’ advanced R&D center, leads the development of future technologies for the company’s Device eXperience (DX) division.

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