Runco Headlines 2011 CE Hall of Fame Class
The Consumer Electronics Association Tuesday announced its 11-member CE Hall of Fame class for 2011, and it includes three executives: Runco International Founder Sam Runco, SanDisk cofounder Dr. Eli Harari and Hubbard Broadcasting CEO Stanley S. Hubbard.
Entering the Hall in the Inventor/Technologist category are: Brown Box and the Magnavox Odyssey developer Ralph Baer; flash memory inventor Dr. Fujio Masuoka of Toshiba; ethernet co-inventor Dr. Robert Metcalf of Xerox PARC; digital computer and digital circuit design theorist Claude Elwood Shannon and Viterbi algorithm inventor Dr. Andrew Viterbi.
The class also includes Tweeter founder Sandy Bloomberg and journalists Ivan Berger and Lance Braithwaite. The class will enter the CE Hall of Fame at the CEA Industry Forum in San Diego in October.