HICKORY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, named its first annual Lifetime Achievement Award winners. Honored were CommScope Engineering Fellow Amid Hashim, an expert innovator, and the “Panel Antenna with Variable Phase Shifter” patent, invented by CommScope Engineering Fellow Dr. Martin Zimmerman.
“CommScope is proud to recognize and celebrate Amid’s and Martin’s remarkable connectivity and mobility accomplishments that have helped fuel our continued success,” said Morgan Kurk, executive vice president and chief operating officer, CommScope. “Their pioneering spirit, inventiveness and passion to deliver and share innovative network solutions are at the heart of what we stand for at CommScope. On behalf of everyone at the company, I congratulate and thank Amid and Martin for their significant technical contributions and for generously inspiring others.”
These special awards were announced and presented during CommScope’s 2018 Innovators in Action Summit in Charlotte, N.C. during an awards dinner and ceremony on Feb. 8, 2018. The evening also included recognition of more than 50 team members from 36 award-winning engineering and technology projects from 2017 that demonstrate the company’s best agility, breakthrough, cost reduction, and customer impact innovations.
The 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award—Innovator was presented to Hashim. This award recognizes individuals who are distinguished by the depth and consistency of their technical contributions throughout their careers at CommScope.
Based in Richardson, Tex., and with 40-plus years of experience working in the telecommunications industry, Hashim has spent nearly half of his professional career working for CommScope. With almost 70 U.S. patents to his name, Hashim’s ideas have enabled CommScope to be the first to market with several solutions for enterprise networking applications. Most notably, he is one of the inventors on a multi-stage electrical compensation technology patent, which is so effective that CommScope licenses it to other companies.
“It makes me very proud to know that my work has given CommScope a competitive edge over the years,” Hashim said. “It’s also exciting to know that we produce patents that make a great impact on our customers and the communications industries we serve as a whole, and continue to grow our business.”
“I’m proud to accept this award on behalf of my family.”
U.S. Patent Number 7,298,233: “Panel Antenna with Variable Phase Shifter" received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award—Patent. Zimmerman accepted the award for this patent granted in November 2007. Based in Joliet, Ill., Zimmerman’s smaller, less expensive, and more reliable concept allows most of the base station antennas designed at CommScope since 2005 to use some variant of this design. It represents tens of millions of phase shifters and has significantly added to CommScope’s bottom line.
“This is exciting to me,” Zimmerman said. “The communications products I work on, as well as so many other innovative technologies our engineers and scientists develop, help build the networks that allow people to have 24-hour connectivity virtually anywhere. I’m proud this CommScope program recognized me, along with my fellow colleagues, for our innovations and dedication.”
Hashim and Zimmerman are CommScope Fellows, representing two of 10 colleagues wielding the highest professional rank among the company’s more than 1,400 engineering and technical employees.
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