editors pick top high technology innovations of the year
N.J. – The editors of R&D Magazine
have announced the winners of the 48th Annual R&D 100 Awards,
which salute the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into
the marketplace over the past year. A full list of this year’s winners is
available here: 2010 R&D 100 Awards Winners.
R&D 100 Awards have long been a benchmark of excellence for industry
sectors as diverse as telecommunications, high-energy physics, software,
manufacturing, and biotechnology. For industry leaders, government labs, and
academic institutions, the awards can be vital for gauging their efforts at
commercialization of emerging technologies. And in winning an R&D 100
Award, developers often find the push their product needs to find success in
R&D 100 Awards have always represented some of the most innovative concepts
to reach the marketplace in the past year. 2010 is no exception, and we had a
particularly strong field of entries for the judges to evaluate,” said Rita
Peters, editorial director of R&D Magazine.
industry names such as IBM, Frito Lay, Siemens, Intel Corp., and Toyota won awards this
year for products ranging from biodegradable packaging to drive management
systems for next-generation automobiles. Innovation was also strong from
high-profile government and academic laboratories including Oak Ridge National
Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and MIT’s Lincoln
Laboratory. They won awards for technologies including nanostructured batteries
and safety systems for airports of the future.
1963, the R&D 100 Awards have identified revolutionary technologies newly
introduced to the market. Many of these have become household names, helping
shape everyday life for many Americans. These include the flashcube (1965), the
automated teller machine (1973), the halogen lamp (1974), the fax machine
(1975), the liquid crystal display (1980), the Kodak Photo CD (1991), the
Nicoderm anti-smoking patch (1992), Taxol anticancer drug (1993), lab on a chip
(1996), and HDTV (1998).
of the R&D 100 Awards are selected by an independent judging panel and the
editors of R&D Magazine.
The publication and its online portal serve research scientists, engineers, and
other technical staff members at high tech industrial companies and public and
private laboratories around the world.
will be recognized at the R&D 100 Awards Banquet on Nov. 11, 2010, in Orlando, Fla.
A list of winning innovations is on the R&D 100 Awards website, www.rdmag.com. Additional information,
including registration for the Orlando
event, will be available at that website on Aug. 2, 2010.
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