Photonics innovation awards will be presented at Photonics West 2009
PITTSFIELD, Mass., and BELLINGHAM, Wash., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Laurin Publishing, publisher of Photonics Media, have announced the 67 finalist companies for the 2008 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation, the premier competition for the photonics industry worldwide.
The Prism Awards, introduced for the first time in 2008, recognize the best in innovative technology within the multi-billion dollar business of photonics. A distinguished panel of 28 independent judges, acknowledged as experts in their respective fields, selected the finalists in nine categories including optics; lasers; other light sources; detectors, sensing and imaging systems; analytical, test and measurement; photonics systems; photonics processes; sustainable/green technology; and life sciences.
Winners in each of these categories will be presented with their awards on 28 January during a ceremony and banquet at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA. The event coincides with SPIE Photonics West 2009 conference and exhibition, the largest event in the field.
"Photonics technologies affect nearly every aspect of life - energy production and distribution, communications, consumer electronics, medicine, biotechnology, manufacturing, analysis of climate change, and security, to mention a few," said SPIE CEO Eugene Arthurs. "The Photonics Prism Awards program is one way we are helping to accelerate innovation and move technology to market. We are pleased to honor and promote the technological creativity and vision represented by these entries."
"The successful launch of the Photonics Prism Awards demonstrates how committed we are to the future of photonics technology and its impact on the planet for years to come," said Thomas Laurin, vice president of Laurin Publishing. "Response to
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