Apple Has Won a Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for 2012

Emmys 200

Apple will receive an Emmy Engineering Award tonight (via The Loop) at CES 2013 for winning in the following category:

Eco-system for Real Time Presentation of TV Content to Mobile Devices without the use of Specialized Television Hardware

Launched in 1948, the awards honour “development and innovation in broadcast technology and recognize companies, organizations and individuals for breakthroughs in technology that have a significant effect on television engineering.”

There isn’t much else about the the award Apple has received, but these Emmy awards are “presented to an individual, company, or to a scientific or technical organization for developments and/or standardization involved in engineering technologies which either represent an extensive improvement on existing methods or are so innovative in nature that they materially have affected the transmission, recording, or reception of television.”

Apple’s previous Emmy Enginnering Awards were from 2001 and 2001, for FireWire and Final Cut Pro. Former SVP Jon Rubinstein had this to say about FireWire in 2001:

“Apple enabled the desktop video revolution with its invention of FireWire,” said Jon Rubinstein, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Engineering. “Today, Apple builds FireWire into every computer it sells, and it is a key component of Apple’s ‘digital hub’ strategy.”

Steve Jobs had this to say about Final Cut Pro winning in 2002:

“Final Cut Pro has democratized professional video editing by bringing the capabilities of a $50,000 editing bay to everyone for under $1,000,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We are honored and excited to be receiving Apple’s second Emmy Award.”

In 2005 and 2006, Apple also won an Emmy Engineering Award for “Streaming Media Architectures and Components”.

The awards presentation will take place tonight at the Bellagio, and is the seventh consecutive year it has taken place at CES. Winners tonight will receive an Emmy statuette or an Engineering plaque.