JEDEC Awards: 2023 Honorees

Each year, JEDEC acknowledges the contributions of member company representatives who have demonstrated outstanding effort and dedication in support of the development of open industry standards in JEDEC, beyond the normal scope of committee activities.

JEDEC is honored to congratulate the following 2023 award winners and their companies.

Distinguished Executive Leadership Award

The JEDEC Distinguished Executive Leadership Award honors the most distinguished senior executives in the electronics industry who have promoted and supported the advancement of JEDEC standards. These leaders are truly the pace setters of the industry through the companies they build and the teams they support to make the industry better for everyone through open standards development. Recipients of this award have distinguished themselves by providing long-term support for JEDEC participation at a strategic or managerial level over many years.

JEDEC is delighted to congratulate Dr. Lisa T. Su, chair and chief executive officer of AMD, on receiving the 2023 JEDEC Distinguished Executive Leadership Award. Under her leadership, AMD has provided extensive support to standardization activities in many fields such as DRAMs, LPDRAMs, HBMx and GDDRx technologies.

Award of Excellence

The Award of Excellence is the most prestigious technical award bestowed by the Association, and recognizes an individual’s sustained service to JEDEC and the standards community.

Dale Arnold, Micron is recognized for his longstanding support and many contributions to the JC-11 committee. 

Yeonkyu Choi, Samsung is recognized for her significant role in supporting the development of the LPDDR5, LPDDR5X and LPDDR6 standards.

Technical Recognition Award

JEDEC’s award for technical achievement acknowledges outstanding contributions to technology standardization. The 2023 recipients are:

  • Changyong Ahn, SK Hynix - contributions to the HBM3 standard
  • Christian Gyllenskog, Micron - contributions to the UFS 4.0 standard
  • Youngbin Lee, Samsung - contributions to LPDDR5 / 5X and LPDDR6
  • Randall Rooney, Micron - contributions to the DDR5 standard

Outstanding Leadership Award

This award acknowledges an individual’s outstanding service to JEDEC. The 2023 recipients are being recognized for their longstanding leadership of the following subcommittees:

  • Ife Hsu, Intel - JC-14.1 subcommittee
  • Giuseppe LaRosa, IBM - JC-14.2 subcommittee
  • Youngho Lee, Samsung - JC-45.4 subcommittee

Chairman of the Board Discretionary Awards

The purpose of these awards is to recognize member company representatives who have gone above and beyond in support of JEDEC committee or Board activities, and who are otherwise ineligible for annual awards.  The 2023 recipients will be announced later this year.

Past Awards