The CEATEC INNOVATION AWARDS, 'As Selected by U.S. Journalists', Will Again Be Held

Prominent IT journalists from the U.S. will select and award innovative technologies and products at CEATEC JAPAN 2010!

Aug 23, 2010, 10:30 ET from CEATEC

TOKYO, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Makuhari Messe -- The CEATEC INNOVATION AWARDS, "As Selected by U.S. Journalists", which is comprised of an independent advisory panel of seven U.S. journalists, will once again be held at CEATEC JAPAN 2010 to review and recognize significant technologies, products and services based on innovation and potential influence in the U.S. market. This panel and its awards are garnering significant attention in both Japan and overseas as they symbolize the growing internationalization of the CEATEC JAPAN exhibition.  

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What's CEATEC INNOVATION AWARDS "as selected by US Journalists"?

As indicated in its subtitle, "As Selected by U.S. Journalists", this independent advisory panel of seven U.S. journalists associated with IT and home electronics will walk through the exhibition to review and present awards to significant technologies, products and services based on innovation and potential influence in the U.S. market. The results of the panel's award decisions will be immediately made available on the same day to media in the United States, Europe, Asia and Japan, while aspects such as technology, product, and service of the awardees will be reported on in greater detail through the respective publications of the journalists.

How the awards are selected

All products, technologies, and services exhibited at CEATEC JAPAN 2010 are eligible and the panel of judges will walk through the exhibition to review and select award-winning categories, which will be announced later in the show. Awards will be first presented in eight different categories and then re-evaluated to select the Grand Prix winner for the most significant product of the show, with a special award given to a product related to Smart Grid Innovation/Green IT.

Evaluation and examination of the categories in booths where preparations have been completed will be conducted on October 4th, the day before the show is open to the public, and on October 6th. The winning categories will then be announced at the awards ceremony on October 7th from 11:00 a.m. at the CEATEC JAPAN venue (Press briefing room, 2nd floor of International Conference Hall).

Note: The journalists will select winners based on insights gained from journalistic experiences of the past to determine whether the reviewed item has potential impact, is influential, is functional, and/or can be considered revolutionary for the U.S. market. Other considerations include whether the item offers unique and original solutions to the latest needs and demands of the market.

The award categories for the CEATEC INNOVATION AWARDS 2010 have been decided

Two new categories — Automotive, and Human Health and Household — have been added to the award categories of the CEATEC INNOVATION AWARDS 2010. The Smart Grid Innovation/Green IT category has also been confirmed as this year's Special Award.

  • Grand Prix

It will be selected from following individual prizes as most significant technologies, products and services based on innovation and highest potential influence in the U.S. market.

  • Home Entertainment
  • Computing and Networking
  • Components
  • Cellular and Mobile Technology
  • Digital Content/Software
  • Digital imaging
  • Automotive New
  • Human Health and Household New

Special Award

  • Smart Grid /Green IT

The list of judges comprising the CEATEC INNOVATION AWARDS 2010 panel

  • Michael Kanellos / Greentech Media
  • Kevin Sintumuang / GQ
  • Josha Fruhlinger / Engadget.com
  • Mark Seavy / Consumer Electronics Daily News
  • Tom Samiljan / Details And Rolling Stone
  • Scott Ard / CNET.com
  • Auri Rahimzadeh / The Auri Group

The winners of the CEATEC INNOVATION AWARDS 2009

Grand Prix Cellular & Mobile Technology

Sharp Corporation – "mirumo " mobile phone equipped with "Memory LCD"

Special Award — Green IT Technology

Hitachi, Ltd. – Various energy-saving technologies for LCD displays

Home Entertainment

Toshiba Corporation – Cell Regza

Components

TDK Corporation – Dye-sensitized solar cell

Digital Imaging

Sony Corporation – Cyber-shot digital camera WX1's Swing Panorama feature

Computing and Networking

Sharp Corporation – Mebius dual-screen PC, PC-NJ70A

Digital Content/Software

Densan System Co., Ltd. / Yamaha Corporation – Finger Piano Share

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