Pittsfield, Massachusetts and Bellingham, Washington, USA (PRWEB) June 11, 2012
Photonics industry heavyweights and budding spinoffs alike are poised to compete for this year’s Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation. Dubbed the “Oscars of Photonics” by the industry, the Prism Awards program is an international competition jointly sponsored by Photonics Media and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, to celebrate innovation and honor new product inventions in the global photonics arena.
Entries are being accepted through 14 September, and will be judged by an independent panel of judges all regarded as experts in their fields. Finalists will be announced in November, and winners will receive their awards in February 2013 at a lavish VIP ceremony during SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco.
“Winning the Prism Award added an extra level of endorsement to the uniqueness of our product and expedited its market visibility greatly,” said Uri Abrams, President of New Jersey-based PD-LD Inc. “It brings credibility and recognition to the industry.”
“As a young company on the market with a new technology, this award means a lot to us,” said Joerg Wertli, Sales Manager of Switzerland-based Optotune AG. “It is an important milestone in our effort to create new markets with our innovation.”
Introduced in 2008, the Prism Awards recognize the most innovative technology within the multibillion-dollar optics and photonics industry. Past winners include market industry leaders IPG Photonics, Edmund Optics, General Electric and Coherent, as well as university spin-offs such as JenLab, WITec and nanoplus.
Prism Awards categories include:
For more information, visit: http://www.photonicsprismaward.com.
SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. The Society serves nearly 225,000 constituents from approximately 150 countries, offering conferences, continuing education, books, journals, and a digital library in support of interdisciplinary information exchange, professional growth, and patent precedent. SPIE provided over $2.7 million in support of education and outreach programs in 2011. See http://www.spie.org for more information.
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