The NVMW Persistent Impact Prize is awarded annually to a paper published at least five years prior that has had exceptional impact on the fields of study related to non-volatile memories. The award committee interprets both “impact” and “non-volatile memories” broadly. To be eligible, work must have appeared in major, peer-reviewed, archival conference of journal (i.e., appeared in an official proceedings or journal publication). For conference papers, the date of the conference will be used to determine eligibility. For journals, we will use publication date. There is no requirement for the work to have been presented at the NVMW.