SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A leader in the innovation of nanotechnology for electronic devices, Motorola (NYSE: MOT) has been recognized with a Nano 50(TM) award by Nanotech Briefs for its Nano Emissive Display (NED) technology. The Nano 50(TM) Awards recognize the top 50 technologies, products and innovators that have significantly impacted, or are expected to impact, the state of the art in nanotechnology. "The winners of the Nano 50 awards are the best of the best -- the innovative people and technologies that will continue to move nanotechnology to key mainstream markets," said Linda L. Bell, publisher of Nanotech Briefs. Motorola Labs, the applied research arm of Motorola, Inc., pushed nanotechnology one step closer to the mainstream electronics market when it announced the creation of a 5-inch NED prototype in May 2005. The first-of-its-kind prototype was created through a proprietary method of growing Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) directly on glass to provide superior electron emissions that yield an energy-efficient, high-definition display. This breakthrough technology could be used to make large, flat panel displays with superior quality, longer lifetimes and significantly lower costs than current offerings. "As a company committed to technology innovation, Motorola is researching new and exciting ways to use nanoscale components to build unique electronic devices that will enhance everyday life and communication," said Dr. Vida Ilderem, Vice President, Embedded Systems, Motorola Labs. "NED has the potential to revolutionize the display marketplace." Nanotech Briefs' Nano 50 award winners were selected by a panel of nanotechnology industry experts. This year's recipients will be honored at the Nano 50 Awards Dinner at the NASA Tech Briefs National Nano Engineering Conference in Boston, November 9 - 10, 2006. The Nano 50 award adds to a growing list of recognitions Motorola has received for its work in nanotechnology. In 2005, Motorola Labs' Dr. Jim Jaskie received the Scientific American 50 award for his leadership in developing practical nanotube technologies. About Motorola Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do" experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.8 billion in 2005. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit http://www.motorola.com .
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