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TAG and TechAmerica Foundation Name NanoLumens a Finalist for American Technology Awards

05-18-2011 08:33 AM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

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ATLANTA (May 9, 2011) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and TechAmerica Foundation today announced that NanoLumens, the Atlanta-based developer of the world’s largest and lightest flexible video displays, has been selected as a finalist in the Breakthrough Technology category for the American Technology Awards, also known as “The Termans.” The Termans bestow the only national “Best Of” awards recognizing all technology products and services throughout the nation. Winners will be announced on June 15 at TechAmerica Foundation’s Ninth Annual Technology and Government Dinner in Washington, D.C.

“We are honored to be a finalist for the Breakthrough Technology Award,” said Rick Cope, NanoLumens CEO. “NanoLumens unique innovations have created the world’s largest, lightest, flexible displays. NanoLumens’ thin, lightweight displays represent years of breakthrough R&D by some of the brightest minds in the global display industry. The result is a product that introduces countless new possibilities for out-of-home media, architects, exhibit and environmental design firms.”

NanoLumens was selected as one of four prestigious finalists in the Breakthrough Technology category from numerous companies across the nation for its Flex Display Technology. The finalists also include VQ OrthoCare for its BioniCare Knee System & OActive Brace, Microsoft for its Kinect gaming device and Agilyx for its Plastic to Fuel Process. Nominations for The Termans are vetted by industry experts and TechAmerica Foundation leadership.

“This year we saw a number of nominations from many companies new to the competition” said Dallas Advisory Partners Founder, and TechAmerica Foundation Chairman, David Sanders. “We congratulate all of this year’s finalists, and look forward to celebrating their achievements with them at the Technology and Government Dinner.”

The Termans are presented every year at TechAmerica Foundation’s Technology and Government Dinner, which is a premier Washington, D.C. networking event bringing hundreds of industry, congressional and government leaders together at one venue to celebrate the partnership between industry and government. They were named after Frederick Terman who was credited as being the father of Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit http://www.techamericafoundation.org/technology-government.

TAG is the Georgia regional office for TechAmerica.

About NanoLumens
NanoLumens is a display technology innovator that has combined a comprehensive portfolio of patented technologies to create thin, flexible, lightweight digital video displays. From trade show booths or indoor events to massive airport ceiling drops, NanoLumens video displays can be adapted to just about any application, shape or size – and rolled to pack and transport easily. The versatile displays are a cutting edge solution to fundamentally enhance any space through digital architecture. With over 20 patents issued or pending, the firm’s technical advisors include some of the brightest leaders of the global display industry. The company’s headquarters, engineering and contract manufacturing facilities are all located in the metro Atlanta region. (www.nanolumens.com)

About TechAmerica Foundation
TechAmerica Foundation educates executives, policymakers, opinion leaders on the size, scope, outlook, and impact of the technology industry and on policies that enable and promote technological innovations to advance prosperity, security, and the general welfare. Launched in 1981, the Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit affiliate of TechAmerica, which is the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. The Foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy, and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, and other areas of national interest. It also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the Foundation’s findings. Learn more about TechAmerica Foundation at www.techamericafoundation.org.

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About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 13,000 members and hosting over 150 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 30 industry societies, each of which provide rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.tagthink.com.

Technology Association of Georgia
75 Fifth Street NW Suite 730
Becky Biggs
Becky@tagonline.org
(404) 920-2008

TechAmerica Foundation
Anne Caliguiri Savoie
anne.savoie@techamericafoundation.org
(703) 284-5305

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