Samsung Exec Gets ATSC’s Top Tech Honor

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The Principal Research Engineer at Samsung Electronics has been awarded the highest technical honor from the Advanced Television Systems Committee — the 2022 Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award.


At the same time, the ATSC presented its Mark Richer Industry Leadership Medal to a heritage Japanese tech company for leadership in deployment of ATSC 3.0 technology.

Receiving honors as the outstanding contributor is Dr. Youngkwon Lim, Principal Research Engineer at Samsung. Earning the Richer medal is Sony Electronics.

The honorees were presented the honors last week in Detroit, at the NextGen Broadcast Conference. ATSC President Madeleine Noland commented, “Dr. Lim manages the work of Specialist Group TG3/S33 in a quick professional manner, allowing the industry to move forward apace. With more than two dozen patents to his name, his valuable knowledge has been instrumental in helping ATSC develop cutting-edge signaling solutions and more.”

Speaking of SONY, Noland added that its “exceptional work on ATSC 3.0 development and implementation stand out in our industry and supports the successful rollout of NEXTGEN TV across the country.”

Sony is the first to integrate ATSC 3.0 into every new Sony television model for the U.S. market.

Then, there is Lim, who has led the ATSC TG3/S33 Specialist Group on Management and Protocols since it was organized in 2013.  TG3/S33 is the group responsible for the most technical documents of any specialist group in TG3 – 8 Standards and 3 Recommended Practices, including A/331 “Signaling, Delivery Synchronization, and Error Protection,” which is one of the most complex documents in the ATSC 3.0 suite of standards.

In addition to his service to ATSC, Lim has served as a Convener of the MPEG Systems Working Group and is well known for his expertise in Next-Generation Broadcasting and Multimedia Systems (Protocol, Delivery, Streaming).  Lim has also been a key contributor to MPEG Media Transport (MMT) for delivery of multimedia over IP networks and digital broadcasting.

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