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Marconi Prize for 2011 awarded to ECE mobile communications giants

Irwin Mark Jacobs and Jack Keil Wolf – two engineers whose groundbreaking research and designs in digital communication helped propel the information revolution – are the winners of the prestigious 2011 Marconi Society Fellowship and Prize. Their lives' work dramatically boosted the speed, capacity and accuracy of voice and data transmissions around the world, in a way that is considered technological genius by experts yet seems nothing short of magic to the billions of people who enjoy such benefits whenever they use a cell phone, swipe a credit card, watch a DVD, or retrieve digitized information, seemingly out of thin air.