SPIE and Photonics Media Announce 2020 Prism Award Finalists

The best of photonics innovation will be recognized on 5 February at SPIE Photonics West

09 December 2019

2019 Prism Award winners

RECOGNIZING INNOVATION: Winners of the 2019 Prism Awards.

BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA and CARDIFF, UK - Established industry stalwarts and disruptive startups will be honored at the Prism Awards ceremony and banquet during SPIE Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco. The black-tie awards ceremony, now celebrating its 12th year, recognizes industrial innovation in photonics in multiple categories. For the consideration of the 2020 Prism Awards, SPIE and media partner Photonics Media received 105 applications from 18 countries.

Notable exciting trends in manufacturing, displays, spectroscopy, and food safety mark this year's entries and finalists. Emerging companies like LetinAR and WaveOptics will share the finalists' stage alongside photonics stalwarts such as Leica, TRUMPF, and Hamamatsu, and public companies such as IPG and Osram. With categories ranging from communication, vision technology, and life sciences to transportation, quality control, and healthcare, the Prism Awards showcase the latest developments and technical innovations across optics and photonics. Presenters include such industry leaders as newly appointed Fraunhofer Director Constantin L. Häfner, President and CEO of Spectrum Scientific Daphnie Chakran, and PI Vice President and General Manager Dave Rego.

"The finalists for the 2020 Prism Awards represent the most exciting innovations in today's thriving optics and photonics industry," said SPIE CEO Kent Rochford. "From data centers and 5G networks, to reducing CO2 and imaging our brains, photonics continues to impact and enhance our daily lives, and it's been thrilling to see the variety of products and technologies currently being cultivated and created. We congratulate all the applicants for the many years of research, development, and perseverance necessary to bring a sellable technology to market and look forward to recognizing the winners at SPIE Photonics West in February."

"The Prism Award finalists are the standard-bearers of innovation for the photonics industry. This year's honorees all share one thing in common: They are shaping the world of tomorrow in ways that would seem unfathomable a decade ago," said Laurin Publishing CEO and Photonics Media President Tom Laurin. "In communications, transportation, quality control, health care, and all of the categories, these companies are true innovators. We are proud to support their accomplishments, and we extend our congratulations to this year's finalists."

A full list of the Prism Award finalists and their competing technologies:

• AUREA Technology, Ultra-bright Entangled Photon Source
• Cailabs, TILBA-R
• Innolume, CW Datacom Laser

• Innovations in Optics, Series 6000 LED Solar Simulator
• Osram Opto Semiconductors, Quantum Dot
• Prisma Photonics, PrismaSense

• Modulight, ML6710i
• Norlase, LEAF
• PhotoniCare, TOMi Scope

Life Sciences
• Hamamatsu, ORCA-Fusion
• TERA-print, TERA-Fab E series

• Inspekto, Inspekto S70
• IPG Photonics, Smart Manufacturing System with Inline Quality Monitoring
• TRUMPF Lasertechnik, TRUMPF TOP Weld

Quality Control
• CloudMinds, Smart MEMS Handheld Raman XI2
• Si-Ware Systems, NeoSpectra-Scanner

Safety & Security
• Allied Vision, Alvium Camera Series
• Ophir Optronics Solutions Ltd., MKS Instruments, SupIR 50-1350mm f/5.5
• Pendar Technologies, Pendar X10

• LeddarTech, Leddar Pixell, cocoon LiDAR for autonomous vehicles
• Outsight, 3D Semantic Camera
• TriLumina, TriLumina 615

Vision Technologies
• Leica Geosystems, BLK2GO
• LetinAR, PinMRTM optical solution for AR Smartglasses
• WaveOptics, Waveguides

For more information on the Prism Awards, and to register for SPIE Photonics West 2020, please visit: https://spie.org/pw

About SPIE

SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based science, engineering, and technology. The Society serves more than 255,000 constituents from 183 countries, offering conferences and their published proceedings, continuing education, books, journals, and the SPIE Digital Library. In 2019, SPIE provided more than $5 million in community support including scholarships and awards, outreach and advocacy programs, travel grants, public policy, and educational resources. www.spie.org

About Photonics Media
Photonics Media publishes print and digital business-to-business magazines, buyers' guides, websites, e-newsletters and books for individuals working with light-based technologies in the photonics industry. A pioneering publisher in the discipline of photonics, Photonics Media has built a large global audience comprising academics and researchers, manufacturers and end-users. Over the past six decades, the company has fostered a tradition of innovation that has defined the industry. As its publications grow - following the technology into an ever-widening range of applications - the company adheres to a philosophy of editorial quality and integrity, maintaining an international reputation for leadership in photonics. www.photonics.com

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