At NHK, Dr. Masao Sugimoto pioneered the development of a single-channel HDTV transmission system via broadcast satellite, and a portable HDTV color camera. His efforts also included standardizing HDTV in Japan and worldwide. A Fellow of the IEEE, he was President of the Institute of Television Engineers of Japan. He has received many honors for his technical achievements, and is an active member of the IEEE Tokyo Section.
Dr. Sugimoto is an executive corporate engineering advisor at Pioneer Corporation, Tokyo, Japan.