SOURCE: Computer History Museum

Computer History Museum

October 12, 2009 08:05 ET

The Computer History Museum Announces the 2009 Sponsors for the Annual Fellow Award and Gala Ceremony

More Than 30 Individuals and Companies Honor This Year's Distinguished Technology Pioneers for Their Outstanding Contributions in Computing

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - October 12, 2009) - The Computer History Museum (CHM) announced marquee sponsors for its 2009 Fellow Awards, which recognizes and celebrates industry leaders who have made significant contributions to both the advancement of computer history and to the evolution of the information age. Among the list of sponsors are individuals, companies and organizations that have also made an impact with their products and their commitment to support the technology industry, and honor our history and heritage.

The 2009 Fellows, including Robert R. Everett, Don Chamberlin, and the Intel 4004 team of Federico Faggin, Marcian "Ted" Hoff, Stanley Mazor, and Masatoshi Shima, will be inducted into the Museum's Hall of Fellows on Oct. 20, 2009 at a formal Gala Ceremony.

"The Museum's Fellows are a truly remarkable group of people who have reshaped the face of our world with their contribution to the field of computing," said John Hollar, CHM's president and CEO, "Our distinguished sponsors enable us to honor our newest Fellows with a very special event that brings together the individuals and companies that are continuing the tradition of persistence, creativity and dedication that propels the computer revolution forward."

The Sponsors of the 2009 Fellow Awards

The Platinum sponsors, hosting the Fellows tables are:

Bill & Roberta Campbell, IBM, Intel and SAP

The Gold sponsors include:

1185 Design, Airship Ventures, Eastwick Communications, Intuit, Google, Inc., Gordon Bell Family Trust, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Oracle and Perforce

The Mountain Winery will generously donate the wine for the evening dinner and ceremony, as they have in previous years.

"We're very fortunate to have such a generous and supportive board," stated Hollar. "Many of our Trustees will host tables at the Gala for Silicon Valley's executive and luminary guests."

About the CHM 2009 Fellow Awards

The 2009 Fellows were nominated by the public and selected by an esteemed panel including CHM executives, technology historians, industry leaders and executives, led by Board of Trustees Member Ike Nassi, Executive Vice President, SAP. The 2009 Fellows are:

--  Robert R. Everett: For his work on the MIT Whirlwind and SAGE computer
    systems and a lifetime of directing advanced research and development
--  Don Chamberlin: For his fundamental work on Structured Query Language
    (SQL) and database architectures
--  The Team of Federico Faggin, Marcian "Ted" Hoff, Stanley Mazor,
    Masatoshi Shima: For their work on the Intel 4004, the world's first
    commercial microprocessor

As part of its sponsorship, Airship Ventures will provide an unparalleled opportunity for the Fellow honorees to tour the San Francisco Bay Area aboard the Zeppelin Eureka, compliments of the only U.S. company offering public airship flights.

For more information on the 2009 Fellow Awards, please visit:

About the Computer History Museum

The Computer History Museum (CHM), in Mountain View, Calif., is a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history, and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs and moving images.

CHM brings computer history to life through an acclaimed speaker series, dynamic website, onsite tours, as well as physical and online exhibits. Current exhibits include "Charles Babbage's Difference Engine No. 2," "Mastering the Game: A History of Computer Chess," "Innovation in the Valley" -- a look at Silicon Valley startups -- and the unique "Visible Storage Gallery," featuring over 600 key objects from the collection.

Upcoming: Our 25,000 sq. ft. major exhibition will open in late 2010.

For more information, visit or call (650) 810-1010.

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