At NHK, Dr. Yuichi Ninomiya pioneered the multiple Sub-Nyquist Sampling Encoding (MUSE)system, a band compression technology. It was used to transmit the world’s first HDTV broadcasts via satellite in Japan. Dr. Ninomiya was a member of the IEEE, the Institute of Television Engineering (ITE) of Japan and the Institute of Electronics and Communication Engineers (IECE), Japan.
He held 176 patents and published about 35 papers. Dr. Ninomiya passed away in July 2000.