The AES recognizes and honors those who have made outstanding
contributions to the field of audio in engineering, technology,
service, and the arts through its Awards Program.
In 1992, Kees A. Schouhamer Immink was presented with the
AES Silver Medal Award was presented with the AES Silver Medal Award for his pioneering work in coding techniques and his work on the design of the Compact Disc system, among other notable achievements that include research and development on the CDV and DCC systems, for which he holds over 30 separate patents.