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In English

  • IEEE Interview with Kees Immink, Part 1, winner of the 2017 IEEE Medal of Honor, sits down for an interview with IEEE Spectrum Executive Editor Glenn Zorpette at the 2017 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit. Video, (5.46 min), Nov. 2017.
  • IEEE Interview with Kees Immink, Part 2, Video, (3.35 min), Nov. 2017.
  • CE Society Distinguished Member Kees Immink Receives the IEEE Medal of Honor, Tom Coughlin, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, Sept 2017.
  • Seminar in Honor of Kees Schouhamer Immink, Han Vinck, Jos Weber, and Peter de With, IEEE Information Theory Society Newsletter, Sept. 2017.
  • Four myths about Kees Schouhamer Immink, 2017 IEEE Medal of Honor, June 2017.
  • Seminar in Honor of Kees Schouhamer Immink, June 16, 2017, Royal Maas Yacht Club, Rotterdam
  • 2017 IEEE Honors Ceremony full stream video, (10 min), May, 2017.
  • IEEE Medal of Honor, Kees Immink: The Birth of Digital Media, IEEE, Video, (4 min), May, 2017.
  • Kees Immink: The Man Who Put Compact Discs on Track, Tekla S. Perry, IEEE Spectrum, April 20, 2017.
  • 2017 IEEE Medal of Honor Awarded to CE Society Member, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, March 2017.
  • IEEE Medal of Honor Goes to DVD and Blu-ray Technology Pioneer, IEEE Institute, March 3, 2017.
  • Faraday Medal, IET, Video, (2.3 min), Nov. 2015.
  • European Patent Award, EPO, Video, (2 mins), June 2015.
  • Alice Baxter interviews inventor Kornelis A. Schouhamer Immink, 11/06/15, BBC video (3 mins), June 2015.
  • How the compact disc lost its shine, Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, May 2015.
  • Häuptling Silberscheibe, Claudia Wessling, Handelsblatt, May 24, 2015.
  • Pioneering the digital revolution: Kornelis Schouhamer Immink, developer of CD, DVD, and Blu-ray Disc coding named finalist for the European Inventor Award, EPO, April 2015.
  • Kornelis A. Schouhamer Immink - Coding method for CD, DVD and Blu-Ray EPO, 2015 (video 3 mins).
  • Celebrating the inventors and innovators who shaped the world of pro audio, PSNEurope Genius, Jan. 2015.
  • Why CDs May Actually Sound Better Than Vinyl, LAWeekly, Chris Kornelis, Jan. 2015.
  • Kees Immink Receives Honorary Degree, The Art of Accomplishment, 2014.
  • IEEE CE Society Fellow Kees Immink Receives Honorary Degree, Peter Corcoran, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, Oct, 2014.
  • Immink helped jump-start the digital video and audio revolution, Peter Corcoran, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, Oct, 2014.
  • CD bly beste geskenk, Beeld Newspaper, Johannesburg, 2014.
  • Conferral of honorary doctorate by University of Johannesburg (starts at 4.20 mins), TV-Today, Johannesburg, June 2014.
  • How coding led to the development of the CD, EngineerIT, June 2014
  • UJ confers honorary doctorate on digital pioneer, Prof Kornelis Immink, Johannesburg, June 2014.
  • Digital pioneer, Prof Kornelis Immink’s comment on honorary doctorate from UJ, Johannesburg, June 2014.
  • Prof Ihron Rensburg on UJ honorary doctorate, Prof Kornelis Immink, Johannesburg, June 2014.
  • Prof Immink’s inspiration to the world of engineering, Johannesburg, June 2014.
  • Prof Immink’s message to future engineers, Johannesburg, June 2014.
  • Beethoven, Shannon, and the Compact Disc YouTube Sept. 11, 2012.
  • Interview with K. Brandenburg and K. Immink, part 1 YouTube Sept. 11, 2012.
  • Interview with K. Brandenburg and K. Immink, part 2 YouTube, Sept.11, 2012.
  • Why is the CD 74 Minutes Long? Gizmodo, Jan. 11, 2011.
  • DSI paper solves long-standing code design bottleneck, Agency for Science, Technology, and Research, Singapore, 2009.
  • Dec. 16, 1770: Beethoven's Birth in Bonn Leads to Longer CDs, Dec. 2008.
  • Shannon, Beethoven, and the Compact Disc (htm version), (pdf version), IEEE Information Theory Society Newsletter, Vol. 57, 2007.
  • The simple story of the 12cm CD by Lem Bingley, June 21, 2007.
  • Warner’s DVD format is just a band-aid, Jan. 2007.
  • National Academy of Engineering elects new members and foreign associates', Press announcement NAE, Feb. 10, 2007.
  • Great Lengths (about CD's playing time), Sunday Tribune, by Fergus Cassidy, Oct. 23, 2005.
  • From Analog to Digital, AES Heyser Memorial Lecture, AES 116th Convention, Berlin, Germany, May 2004.
  • Philips and other technology firms on the wrong track, says veteran inventor, Herald Tribune, March 25, 2003.
  • Legacies, IEEE History Center, 2003.
  • AES President's Message', AES Journal, Dec. 2002.
  • AES Oral History Project: Kees A.Schouhamer Immink, video (016), 2001.
  • Han Vinck interviews Kees A.S. Immink on the occasion of his receipt of the IEEE Edison Medal.', IEEE IT Newsletter, June 1999.
  • June 1999 IEEE Awards Ceremony, Edison Medal, video, IEEE History Center, 1999.
    In Dutch

  • Patent uit de polder: uitvinder van de CD en DVD, Eenvandaag, NPO video 15 mins, 23 juli 2015.
  • Tekortschietend leerboek stimuleert het onderzoek, Het Parool, 11 juli 2015.
  • Uitvinders CD en NFC maken kans op EPO-prijs, Computable, april 2015.
  • Kees Schouhamer Immink uit Eindhoven genomineerd voor Europese onderscheiding, Eindhovens Dagblad, april 2015.
  • Rotterdamse uitvinder cd genomineerd voor Europese prijs, RTV Rijnmond, 21 april 2015.
  • Opvallend hoog aantal van vier Nederlandse nominaties bij European Inventor Award, Technisch Weekblad 2015.
  • Rotterdammer genomineerd voor uitvinden cd en dvd, Metro, 21 april 2015.
  • Grote Nederlandse inbreng bij Europese uitvindersprijs, Financieel Dagblad, april 2015.
  • Ere wie ere toekomt: Man achter de cd is Immink, Eindhovens Dagblad, jan. 2015.
  • We voelden ons kunstenaars, Eureka, Eindhovens Dagblad, mei 2014.
  • De komst van het schijfje, Andere Tijden, Ned. 2, feb. 2013.
  • Het perfectioneren van digitale communicatie, Groene Amsterdammar, 25 mei 2012.
  • Audio-pionier Schouhamer Immink: ‘verzadiging in digitale opslag', Elektronica, mei 2012.
  • Hollandse meester, portret van cd-ontwikkelaar Kees Schouhamer Immink door Guido de Kanter, hifi.nl, april 2012.
  • Interview met Prof. Kees Schouhamer Immink, video RANO, 26 jan. 2009.
  • Places of Science, Teleac educational broadcasting program about the history of Philips Research Labs, april 2009.
  • Uitvinder gezocht, (Inventor wanted), Quest, mei 2007.
  • Amerika eert CD-uitvinder, (USA honors CD inventor) Financieel Dagblad, 13 feb. 2007
  • De Hollandse wereldfaam in natuurkunde loopt ten einde (The Dutch world fame in science has come to an end), NRC, juni 2005
  • Roeien op de Rotte en genieten van de wetenschap, (Rowing on the Rotte and enjoying science) Bits & Chips, mei 2005.
  • Hoofdredactioneel artikel, Bits & Chips, feb. 2005.
  • CD, een systeem van Kleinduimpje, (CD, a system of Tom Thumb) Bits & Chips, feb. 2005.
  • Emmy Award-winnaar, Transfer, vakblad over de internationalisering van het Hoger Onderwijs & Onderzoek, 2005.
  • Rotterdamse wiskundige krijgt hoge prijs in de VS', (Rotterdam mathematician receives high honor) Rotterdams Dagblad, okt. 2004.
  • Technische 'Emmy-award' voor Nederlandse ict-onderzoeker' (Technological Emmy Award for Dutch ict researcher), EDU, okt. 2004.
  • Ik ben een zondagskind' (I am a Sunday's child), Geld & Beleggen, maart 2004.
  • Singapore Special: Emmy Award winnaar over Singapore en Nederland (Singapore Special: Emmy Award winner about Singapore and Holland), Transfer, feb. 2004.
  • Nieuwe Helden' (New Heroes), Technische Weekblad, feb. 2004.
  • De kritische aard hoort bij het uitvinden' (The critical nature is part of inventing), TU/E Cursor 12, nov. 2003.
  • Woorden en daden door Ebru Umar' (Words and Deeds by Ebru Umar), nov. 2003.
  • Managers verziekten sfeer op NatLab' (Managers ruined atmosphere at Philips Research), Eindhovens Dagblad, nov. 2003.
  • Nederlander wint Emmy. Philips reageerde niet op aanbod octrooien (Dutchman wins Emmy Award. Philips refused patents offer), NRC, okt. 23, 2003.
  • Vrijheid verdrijft de verbittering' (Freedom dispels Bitterness), Financieel Dagblad, feb. 2003.
  • De Compact Disc wordt 20 jaar' (NOB Journaal) video, mp4, juli 2002.
  • De uitvinding - het octrooi, (The invention - the patent) NRC Handelsblad, maart 2001.
  • Het eeuwige leven van de CD-ROM (The eternal life of the CD-ROM), Computable, April 2001.
  • Vinding Sloot - "abolute onzin"', (Sloot's Invention - "Absolute rubbish") Eindhovens Dagblad, feb 2001.
  • CD Story, Radio Stiphout, jan. 2001.
  • Grote lichten (Great lights), Intermediair, nov. 2000.
  • Digitale codering is niet saai (Digital coding is not dull), Tijdschrift van het NERG, jan. 2000.
  • Kees Schouhamer Immink - uitvinder aan basis Compact Disc, (Kees Immink - inventor on basis of Compact Disc) Computable, Sept. 1999.
  • Oud-TUE'er ontvangt IEEE Edison Medal (TU/E alumnus receives Edison Medal), TUE Cursor 36, juni 1999.
  • Lastpost in vrijheid (Troublermaker in Freedom of Thought), Volkskrant, juni 12, 1999.
  • Kees Schouhamer Immink: Ik denk dat niemand kan claimen dat hij de uitvinder is van de CD, Lex Veldhoen, NRC, 17 aug. 1995.
    Last updated: September 2017