A leader within Sony since 1953, Mr. Masahiko Morizono has pioneered development, manufacturing and practical use of broadcasting equipment. Semiconductor-based minature timebase correctors and wide-bandwith recorders developed under his leadership are used today in HDTV. He is an Honorary Member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and chair of the Motion Picture and Television Engineering Society of Japan.
His honors include an Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement in broadcast technology, the 2002 IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award, the Japanese Government’s Medal with Blue Ribbon and the Montreux International Television Symposium’s Gold Medal for Achievement. Mr. Morizono is Chief Advisor for Sony’s Corporate Technology Department.