Professor Broggi to Receive IEEE Medal and Present His Visionary
Ideas for Autonomous Driving Technology at the 2017 IEEE Vision,
Innovation, and Challenges Summit
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBA) a leading developer of low-power, HD and
Ultra HD video processing semiconductors, today announced that IEEE will
honor Professor Alberto Broggi with the IEEE Medal for Environmental and
Safety Technologies, with citation, "for leadership in vehicular
environmental perception, and for setting worldwide milestones in safe
and reliable intelligent vehicles." The award will be presented at this
year's IEEE Honors Ceremony to be held on May 25 at The Palace Hotel,
IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization with
more than 400,000 members in 160 countries; every year IEEE recognizes
the work and entrepreneurship of some of the greatest minds of our time
who have made a lasting impact on society for the benefit of humanity.
The IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies is presented to
individuals or a team for their outstanding accomplishments in the
application of technology in the fields of interest of IEEE that improve
the environment and/or public safety.
"Professor Broggi's pioneering activities in the field of vehicular
robotics are recognized worldwide as milestones that have shaped the
early stages of perception for intelligent vehicles and the leading
efforts in autonomous driving," said Dr. Fermi Wang, CEO and co-founder
of Ambarella. "As a scientist at the University of Parma, he envisioned
computer vision as the main technology to empower vehicles to
intelligently understand the environment and ultimately drive by
themselves. As an energetic entrepreneur, Professor Broggi created the
VisLab startup, and organized unique autonomous driving challenges,
inspiring many other companies and car makers that followed with similar
activities. Professor Broggi is now General Manager at VisLab, which
Ambarella acquired in 2015, aiming at transitioning his visionary
technology from research to industry-leading products."
The award ceremony will immediately follow the IEEE Vision, Innovation,
and Challenges Summit, where Prof. Broggi will deliver an invited speech
on the visionary ideas that helped craft and keep together a successful
group of top-level engineers who have been shaping the autonomous
The award consists of a gold medal, bronze replica, certificate, and
honorarium of $20,000, which Prof. Broggi is donating to the University
of Parma as recognition of the importance of education of young
researchers. The cash prize will be matched by Ambarella, creating a
$40,000 fund to support students with grants in a two-year program to
focus on computer vision applications for safety.
The 2017 IEEE Honors Ceremony will be broadcast live on May 25, 2017 at
7:00 PM PDT, courtesy of IEEE.tv via IEEE
Transmitter at http://transmitter.ieee.org/honors-ceremony-2017/.
The URL for this news release is www.ambarella.com/about/news-events.html
Ambarella, Inc. is a leading developer of low-power, high-definition and
Ultra HD video compression and image processing solutions. The company's
products are used in a variety of cameras including security IP-cameras,
wearable cameras, drone cameras and automotive video processing
solutions. Ambarella compression chips are also used in broadcasting TV
programs worldwide. For more information about Ambarella, please visit www.ambarella.com.
All brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective
holders. Ambarella reserves the right to alter product and service
offerings, specifications and pricing at any time without notice. © 2017
Ambarella. All rights reserved.
View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170519005089/en/
Valley Public Relations
Deborah Stapleton, +1 650-815-1239
Source: Ambarella, Inc.
News Provided by Acquire Media