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SPIE and Photonics Media Announce 2020 Prism Award Finalists

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. and PITTSFIELD, Mass., Dec. 9, 2019 — SPIE and Photonics Media named the 27 finalists for the 2020 Prism Awards, in categories ranging from communication, vision technology, and the life sciences to transportation, quality control, and health care.

Emerging companies such as 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.
The 12th annual Prism Awards will be presented on Feb. 5 during Photonics West.  Courtesy of SPIE.
The 12th annual Prism Awards will be presented on Feb. 5 during Photonics West. Courtesy of SPIE.

Winners will be announced at a black-tie awards ceremony and banquet on Feb. 5 during SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco. In all, the judging committee received 105 applications from 18 countries.

“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,” Laurin Publishing CEO and Photonics Media president Tom Laurin said. “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.”

SPIE CEO Kent Rochford said, “The finalists for the 2020 Prism Awards represent the most exciting innovations in today’s thriving optics and photonics industry. 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 [we] look forward to recognizing the winners at SPIE Photonics West in February." 

The Prism Award finalists and their competing technologies are:

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

Innovations in Optics — Series 6000 LED Solar Simulator
Osram OS — Quantum Dot
Prisma Photonics — PrismaSense

Health Care
Modulight — ML6710i
Norlase — LEAF
PhotoniCare — TOMi Scope

The 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 XI
Si-Ware Systems — NeoSpectra-Scanner

Safety & Security
Allied Vision — Alvium Camera Series
Ophir Optronics Solutions — SupIR 50-1350mm f/5.5
Pendar Technologies — Pendar X10

LeddarTech — PIXELL Cocoon LiDAR for Autonomous Vehicles
Outsight — 3D Semantic Camera
TriLumina — TriLumina 615

Vision Technologies
Leica Geosystems — BLK2GO
LetinAR — PinMR Optical Solution for AR Smart Glasses
WaveOptics — Waveguides

Additional details are available at Photonics West is set to take place Feb. 1-6, 2020, and will host an estimated 23,000 attendees, more than 5000 presentations, 1350 companies, 10 new courses, and plenty of special events. For more information and to register for SPIE Photonics West 2020, visit
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