Nokia Engineer Receives JEDEC Technical Recognition Award

ARLINGTON, Va., USA – June 30, 2010 – JEDEC Solid State Technology Association announced today that Kimmo Mylly, a senior engineer with Nokia, has been presented with a JEDEC Technical Recognition Award. Given by the JEDEC Board of Directors, the Technical Recognition Award is JEDEC’s most significant award for technical achievement and acknowledges outstanding contributions to technology standardization. Mian Quddus, JEDEC Board of Directors Chairman, presented Kimmo with his award at Nokia headquarters in Finland earlier this month.
Kimmo Mylly was honored for his exceptional leadership and contributions as e•MMCTM Task Group Chair in the creation of standards for e•MMC embedded mass-storage flash memory, which is widely used in smart phones, mobile phones, GPS, MP3 players and other portable electronics devices. Designed for a wide range of applications in consumer electronics, navigational systems and other industrial uses,  e•MMC is an embedded non-volatile memory system, comprised of both flash memory and a flash memory controller, which simplifies the application interface design and frees the host processor from low-level flash memory management. 
John Kelly, JEDEC President, said: “As President of JEDEC, I am grateful for Mr. Mylly’s dedication to the standards development activities in JEDEC’s JC-64 Committee for Flash Memory Modules, and for Nokia’s support of the development of open industry standards within JEDEC.”
Markku Verkama, Director, Technology at Nokia added: “Kimmo Mylly’s work has been well recognized internally at Nokia, and we are pleased to see that his technical contributions to the industry are being honored by JEDEC. Nokia looks forward to continued active participation in developing high quality standards within JEDEC.”

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