Recognition/Award Menu

Description

To recognize technical contributions in the area of piezoelectric frequency control devices.

Prize

$1,000, Certificate and engraved display item of quartz

Funding

Funded by the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society.

Presentation

At Annual Symposium on Frequency Control.

Historical Background

Named after Walter Guyton Cady, first presented in 1983

Basis for Judging

Significant contributions of a technical nature as measured in part by: the degree of initiative, ingenuity, and creativity displayed; the quality of work and degree of success attained; and the overall importance of the work and impact on frequency control and associated communities.

Eligibility

Should preferably be a member of IEEE and UFFC.

Technical Area
Frequency Control
Recipients
Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For ground-breaking contributions to noise analysis and signal-source theory, and experimental achievements in the electronic and photonic domains.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For pioneering research, development, and commercialization of signal generating and processing devices for commercial and scientific applications.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For 40 years of contributions to the area of piezoelectric frequency control devices as a successful researcher, educator, and entrepreneur and the efforts in the international standardization of piezoelectric devices.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For the analysis, design, and development of a host of frequency control products exhibiting state-of-the-art performance, including the development of extremely low noise crystal oscillator circuitry.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For the development of high-Q resonators and low-noise devices with application to frequency control, precision measurement and sensing.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For the analysis, design, and development of low noise, vibration-immune, and frequency stable frequency control devices.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For theoretical advancements and innovations to the thickness-shear and surface-acoustic-wave based quartz pressure sensors, as well as outstanding contributions to borehole sonic technology in the oil and gas industry.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For pioneering research in physical acoustoelectronics and acoustics, including acoustic resonance spectroscopy, attenuation mechanisms, piezoelectric properties of thin layers and films, and new acoustic materials.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For the construction of ultra-stable cryogenic sapphire dielectric resonator oscillators and promotion of their applications in the fields of frequency metrology and radio-astronomy.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For the invention of SAW resonator technology which is widely used in duplexers for mobile telephony and for his devotion to educating electronic engineers throughout his life.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For fundamental contributions to the theory and analysis of piezoelectric resonators, including the accurate description of subtle and complex nonlinear effects.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For important contributions to the development and modelling of bulk-wave piezoelectric devices using quartz and new materials and for determining the interactions between vibration mode shape and defects.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For pioneering research, development, and commercialization of timing and frequency control devices based on vibrating RF MEMS technology

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For outstanding contributions to state-of-the-art low noise quartz oscillators and low noise circuits.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For outstanding and innovative work leading to the development of miniature, thin film resonator filters in commercially viable products.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For the development of ultra-low noise microwave oscillators and pioneering research in the field of microwave circuit interferometry.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For clear physical insight and model of the effects of noise on oscillators.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For pioneering the early understanding of SAW devices.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For contributions to the fundamental understanding of acceleration sensitivity, hysteresis and the aging of quartz resonators.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For outstanding contributions in the research, development, and implementation of precision SAW oscillators based on 'all quartz package' SAW devices.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For outstanding contributions to low noise signal generator technology.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For his contributions to quartz resonator sensors, quartz crystal oscillators, dual-mode oscillators, and computer-aided design of oscillators.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For major contributions to our understanding of environmental and nonlinear effects, and pioneering results on 1/f noise in piezoelectric resonators.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For outstanding contributions to the theory and applications of high-precision SAW oscillators.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For outstanding contributions to Photolithographic miniature quartz crystal units with excellent temperature stability.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For fundamental contributions to both quartz resonator fabrication technology and understanding of nonlinear effects leading to devices of superior performance.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For contributions to the development of single and dual mode quartz resonators for filter applications.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For outstanding contributions to the development of improved quartz crystals and processing techniques, significantly advancing the field of precision frequency control and timing.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For contributions to the development of the TCXO and for stimulation and education of students in the field of frequency control.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For his work leading to the development of improved cultured quartz crystals, improved qualification techniques, and his tireless contributions to the frequency control industry.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For contributions to fundamental theory and experiments, stimulation of growth of the industry, and education in quartz resonator technology.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For his pioneering contributions to the photolithographic processing of quartz devices, especially the development and commercialization of quartz tuning forks for timekeeping.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For his contributions to the development of SC-cut and other doubly rotated quartz resonators.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For his contributions to the development of high precision quartz crystal units.

Date
Recipient(s)
Citation

For his theoretical prediction of planar stress compensation in doubly rotated quartz plate resonators leading to the realization of the SC-cut.