WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At yesterday's American Technology Awards (ATAs) Showcase, recognizing outstanding achievement in technology, TechAmerica presented the award for Breakthrough Technology of the Year to Olympus Corporation's ENDOEYE FLEX 3D videoscope, a laparoscopic device that allows medical professionals to view and analyze anatomy more precisely through the use of 3D technology. Additionally, TechAmerica chose 15 products and services out of 100 entries as category winners. The ATA Showcase was held at 1776, a technology incubator platform in Washington, DC.
Awards were given out in the categories of Advanced Manufacturing/Technology Manufacturing; Aerospace & Defense; Big Data; Clean Tech/Green Tech; Cloud Computing/Software as a Service; Consumer Electronics/Computers & Peripherals; Cybersecurity; Health & Medical Technologies; Internet Services, E-Commerce & Mobility; IT Services & Consulting; Semiconductors & Electronic Components; Server & Storage Technology; Smart Grid & Smart Instruments; Software; and Telecommunications.
"Congratulations to all the deserving recipients of the American Technology Awards, and particularly to the Olympus Corporation for its life-changing innovation in laparoscopic technology," said Todd Thibodeaux, president and chief executive officer, CompTIA.
CompTIA recently acquired TechAmerica, and last night's ATA Showcase was the new organization's first major event following the transaction.
The ENDOEYE FLEX 3D and Olympus Corporation will be presented with the award at TechAmerica Foundation's Technology and Government Dinner. The June 12 event, held in the Ronald Reagan Building, is a gala evening that brings together industry, Congressional and government leaders to celebrate the partnership between the tech sector and government. At last year's dinner, TechAmerica presented the award to Google Glass, and honored the additional winners of the ATAs for their products and services.
To purchase a table for the TechAmerica Foundation Technology and Government Dinner or to become involved with sponsorship opportunities, contact Pamela Strother at [email protected].
Category winners of the 2014 American Technology Awards are:
Advanced Manufacturing/Technology Manufacturing
Quintiq – Supply Chain Planning and Optimization
Aerospace & Defense
BAE Systems – Advanced Analytics Framework
Big Data Applications
Cloudera – Cloudera Enterprise
Clean Tech/Green Tech
MicroPower Technologies – Helios Surveillance System
Cloud Computing/Software as a Service
Red Hat – OpenShift
Consumer Electronics/Computers and Peripherals
SOL REPUBLIC – SOL REPUBLIC DECK
Unisys – Unisys Stealth
Health & Medical Technologies
Olympus – ENDOEYE FLEX 3D Articulating Videoscope
Internet Services, E-Commerce & Mobility
Virginia Information Technologies – Virginia electronic Health and Human Resources (eHHR)
IT Services & Consulting
SRA International – AcuITy Insightful Solutions
Semiconductors & Electronic Components
Cascade Microtech, Inc. – APS200TESLA
Server & Storage Technology
Seagate Technology – Seagate Kinetic Open Storage Platform
Smart Grid & Smart Instruments
Silver Spring Networks – Silver Spring Networks' Smart Street Lights Solution
HP – HP Velocity
AT&T – AT&T Small Cells and HetNet Analysis and Resource Planning tool (HARP)
TechAmerica is the public sector and public policy division of CompTIA, advocating before decision-makers at the state, federal and international levels of government. Representing technology companies of all sizes, TechAmerica is committed to expanding market opportunities and driving the competitiveness of the U.S. technology industry around the world.With offices on Capitol Hill and in Northern Virginia, Silicon Valley and Europe, as well as regional offices around the U.S., we deliver our members top-tier business intelligence and networking opportunities on a global scale. Learn more about TechAmerica at http://www.techamerica.org/ or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Learn more about CompTIA, the ICT industry trade association, at www.comptia.org.
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