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Kundra, Nanolumens, Petra Solar, Daon, other honored by Tech America awards

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

TechAmerica Foundation announced today the winners for the American Technology Awards, which bestows the only “Best Of” awards that recognize all technology products and services across the technology industry. Nominations for The American Technology Awards, “The Termans”, were vetted by industry experts and technology companies. These awards were named after Frederick Terman, who is widely credited as being the father of Silicon Valley.

“We had a lot of nominations for these prestigious awards, and we congratulate these companies and individuals for their winning achievements,” said Senator Bob Bennett, Chairman, TechAmerica Foundation. “TechAmerica Foundation is excited to highlight these companies and individuals as they continue to influence technology development throughout the rest of the world.”

The American Technology Awards were presented for each of the inclusive segments of the technology industry: Aerospace and Defense; Clean Tech/Green Tech/Smart Grid; Cloud Computing/Software as a Service; Computers and Peripherals; Consumer Electronics; Cyber Security and Authentication; Electronic Components; Internet Services; Measurement and Control Instruments; Medical Devices; Server & Storage Technology; Software; Technology Consulting; Technology Services; and Telecommunications.

The Government Technology Executive of the Year was Vivek Kundra, the U.S. Federal Chief Information Officer.  The Corporate Leadership Award was presented to Bill McDermott, Co-CEO of global software company SAP. In his keynote remarks, McDermott applauded Kundra’s efforts to reform federal IT management and urged government to harness three “mega-trends” — cloud computing, in-memory computing, and mobility — to save money and improve performance.

“Imagine spending less on IT infrastructure and more on accomplishing the mission, all with unprecedented levels of transparency and accountability.  These goals and many more are possible today, driven by the innovative spirit we see in all of the Terman Award winners,” McDermott said.

The winners in all categories are:

Program Manager of the Year: Christopher Milowic, LBI Branch Director, OIT, Customs & Border Protection, DHS
Aerospace and Defense: Space Exploration Technologies (Space X) – Falcon 9 vehicle
Clean Tech/Green Tech: Petra Solar – SunWave System
Cloud Computing/Software as a Service: Akamai Technologies, Inc. – Dynamic Site Accelerator
Consumer Electronics/Computers and Peripherals: Logitech – Logitech Revue with Google TV
Cyber Security & Authentication: Daon, Inc. – Identity X
Heath & Medical Technologies: ConforMIS, Inc. – iTotal® Knee Resurfacing System
Internet Services & E-Commerce: webtrends Inc – Analystics
IT Services & Consulting: HP – HP NetTop
Semiconductors & Electronic Components: Atmel Corporation – maXTouch™ for Large Screens
Server & Storage Technology: DataCore Software Corporation – SANsymphony-V
Smart Grid & Smart Instruments: Petra Solar – SunWave System
Software: GPS Insight – GPS Insight Fleet Tracking Solution
Technology Manufacturing: 3M ™ – 3M ™ Cubitron ™ II Abrasives
Telecommunications: ViaSat Inc. – ViaSat–1 High-Capacity Satellite System
Breakthrough Technology: Flex Display Technology by NanoLumens


Atlanta’s NanoLumens named a finalist in TechAmerica Termans awards

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Nanolumens flexible displayATLANTA – NanoLumens, the Atlanta-based developer of the world’s largest and lightest flexible video displays, has been selected as a finalist in the Breakthrough Technology category for the American Technology Awards, also known as “The Termans,” says The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and TechAmerica Foundation.

The Termans bestow the only national “Best Of” awards recognizing all technology products and services throughout the nation. Winners will be announced on June 15 at TechAmerica Foundation’s Ninth Annual Technology and Government Dinner in Washington, D.C.

“We are honored to be a finalist for the Breakthrough Technology Award,” said Rick Cope, NanoLumens CEO. “NanoLumens unique innovations have created the world’s largest, lightest, flexible displays.

NanoLumens’ thin, lightweight displays represent years of breakthrough R&D by some of the brightest minds in the global display industry. The result is a product that introduces countless new possibilities for out-of-home media, architects, exhibit and environmental design firms.”

NanoLumens was selected as one of four prestigious finalists in the Breakthrough Technology category from numerous companies across the nation for its Flex Display Technology. The finalists also include VQ OrthoCare for its BioniCare Knee System & OActive Brace, Microsoft for its Kinect gaming device and Agilyx for its Plastic to Fuel Process. Nominations for The Termans are vetted by industry experts and TechAmerica Foundation leadership.

The Termans are presented every year at TechAmerica Foundation’s Technology and Government Dinner, which is a premier Washington, D.C. networking event bringing hundreds of industry, congressional and government leaders together at one venue to celebrate the partnership between industry and government. They were named after Frederick Terman who was credited as being the father of Silicon Valley. For more information,, see:


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