History Committee Member introductions
Hirohisa Kawamoto (Life Fellow, Centennial Medal, Third Millennium Medal)
Dr. Kawamoto was the founding Chair of Steering Committee of the IEEE Journal of Display Technology in 2005. He has a keen interest in liquid-crystal technology and its history, and has written “The History of Liquid-Crystal Displays,” to the IEEE Proceedings. He has an interest also in the semiconductor technology and its history
He is an Advisor for PRYSM, Inc. San Jose, which develops and markets video wall displays. He is Professor Emeritus of Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan, and a Member of Board of Directors of Plant High-Technology Institute, a spin-off from the Institute. He was with Panasonic, UC Berkeley Teaching Staffs, RCA David Sarnoff Research Center, Sony America, and Sharp as a Vice President. He served IEEE as the Chairman of Princeton Section and the Conference Chairman of International Conference on Consumer Electronics, and was a Member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Proceedings, the Nishizawa Medal Committee, and the Publication Services and Products Board.
He received the B.S. degree from Kyoto University and the Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley.