Tom Silliman Wins IEEE Award


Thomas-SillimanElectronics Research Inc. President Tom Silliman received the Jules Cohen Award for outstanding broadcasting engineering at the recent IEEE Broadcast Symposium.

Jules Cohen worked as a broadcast engineering consultant for several television networks and standards associations. The Jules Cohen Award recognizes broadcast engineering work that is exceptional for its integrity and professionalism; quality and thoroughness; extent and reach; and commitment to client success.

Silliman is currently secretary of the IEEE BTS and sits on the board of Tri-State Public Radio and TV in Evansville, Indiana.

Also at the 2015 Symposium, the IEEE BTS presented the Matti S. Siukola Memorial Award to David Layer, senior director of advanced engineering for NAB, for the best paper presented at the previous year’s IEEE Broadcast Symposium. His winning paper is titled “All Digital Radio AM Field Test Project.”

Siukola was a prominent broadcast antenna engineer.