(OSE:THIN.OL) a leader in the development and commercialization of
printed electronics, announced today it has been named a finalist in the
"M2M, Internet of Things, Sensors, RFID and NFC" category of CTIA's
Technology (E-Tech) Awards competition. CTIA - The Wireless
Association, an international organization representing the wireless
industry, recognized Thinfilm for advancements in printed electronics
that bring intelligence and digital interactivity to physical objects
and in turn extend the boundaries of the Internet of Things (IoT).
To bring intelligence to trillions of everyday objects, including the
99% of the world's items that are not yet connected, the company has
achieved significant technological breakthroughs that add a new
dimension to mobile data collection and user interactivity. For example,
Thinfilm recently demonstrated the industry's first printed NFC-enabled
Temperature Sensing Smart Label, an integrated system label that
combines printed electronics technology, real-time sensing capability
and near-field communication (NFC) functionality. These labels allow
organizations to address a wide range of important B2B and B2C
appications such as brand authentication and anti-diversion, freshness
tracking, temperature-controlled logistics and cold chain monitoring.
"The CTIA's recognition of Thinfilm's innovation in the mobile space is
important market validation as we help to build a world in which
everyday items have digital intelligence that will help us to make
better decisions and improve quality of life," said Dr. Davor Sutija,
chief executive officer of Thinfilm. "At Thinfilm, we are focused on
developing and commercializing printed electronics products that will
help make the Internet of Everything a reality."
Representing the most innovative and cutting-edge emerging mobile
services, solutions and technology, the E-Tech Awards finalists feature
the best in areas such as network equipment, M2M, the Internet of Things
and the cloud. Other finalists include AT&T, Novasentis, Piper and
Individuals have the opportunity to vote for Thinfilm as their "Crowd
voting is open now and runs until Monday, September 8 at 5:00 p.m.
EDT. Super Mobility Week attendees will also be able to vote via text
during the event, from September 8 until 10:00 a.m. EDT on September 10.
"CTIA awards recognize the best and most innovative products and
services for wireless companies looking to improve their operations and
their engagement with their customers," said Robert Mesirow, CTIA Vice
President and Show Director. "Super Mobility Week attendees will see
what will be the next hottest devices and services."
Other finalists in the category include:
The winners will be announced at Super Mobility Week, which will take
place September 9 - 11, 2014 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in
Las Vegas. The E-Tech Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday of
the event from 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PDT at Studio C.
About Thin Film Electronics ASA
Thin Film Electronics ASA (OSE: THIN.OL) is a leader in the development
of Printed Electronics. The first to commercialize printed rewritable
memory, Thinfilm is creating printed system products that will include
memory, sensing, display and wireless communication-at a
cost-per-functionality unmatched by any other electronic technology.
Thinfilm's roadmap of system products integrates technology from a
strong and growing ecosystem of partners to enable the Internet of
Things by bringing intelligence to disposable goods. Company
headquarters are in Oslo, Norway, with product development in Linköping,
Sweden, sales offices in San Francisco, USA, and Tokyo, Japan, and
manufacturing in Pyongtaek, South Korea. http://www.thinfilm.no/
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