MAY 8--Bernard Gordon, executive chairman and chairman of the board of Analogic Corp. (Peabody, MA; www.analogic.com), has been selected to receive the Fellow Award from the International Engineering Consortium (IEC; Chicago, IL; www.iec.org). Gordon's career spans a diverse range of technologies, including contributions to analog-to-digital conversion, tomography, and medical and other high-precision instrumentation.
The IEC board of directors established the Fellow Award in 1994 to recognize individuals who have provided the electronics and information industries with a superior level of sustained, significant service. Areas of service considered include education, technology, and industry leadership contributions. Among the 88 previous recipients of the Fellow Award are Jack Kilby (Texas Instruments), Robert Metcalf (Technology Internet Data Group), Gordon Moore (Intel Corp.), and David Packard (Hewlett-Packard).
"Bernard Gordon's lifetime contribution to the development of the industry is remarkable," says Robert Janowiak, executive director of the IEC. "He has provided outstanding leadership in applying high technology to solve real-world problems. Throughout his career, Bernard has effectively identified applications for technology that are not only commercially successful but also socially beneficial."
Gordon is also the founder of Analogic Corp. He holds more than 200 patents worldwide. A lifelong inventor, his creations include the fetal monitor, high-speed analog-to-digital converter, instant imaging computer-aided-tomography scanner, Doppler radar, and an advanced bomb-detection device. He established Analogic as a worldwide leader in areas such as ultrasonography and digital imaging, supplying the digital electronic and processing subsystems for laser imagers.
The IEC Fellow award will be presented at the IEC's DesignCon East conference June 24, 2003, in Marlborough, MA.