BANGALORE, INDIA: India Semiconductor Association (ISA) today announced the winners of Technovation Awards 2009. The awards ceremony was held as part of the BangaloreIT.Biz awards function in Bangalore. The awards were given away by Ashok Kumar C. Manoli, Karnataka Principal Secretary for IT&BT and Science & Technology.
As one of the most prestigious research awards in the semiconductor industry, this initiative is aimed at recognizing individuals and exemplary semiconductor research in industry and academia. The jury for the Technovation Awards, 2009 comprised of renowned personalities from industry & academia across the globe. The beneficiaries of the Awards were selected after a rigorous and long process of evaluation.
Dr. Sunit Tyagi, Convener, Technovation Awards Core Committee 2009 & Founder CEO, InSolare, said: “In today's knowledge-intensive world, a nation's strength lies in its capability to innovate in its core technology areas. Therefore it is imperative for us to have a strategy and put in sustained effort to promote and propagate semiconductor driven research in our R&D institutions.”
This year, Dr. Amalendu Bhattacharyya, Professor, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology University, Noida won the highest accolade of the TechnoVisionary Award. This award is given to an academician/researcher for his outstanding contribution in the field of semiconductors. Prof. Juzer M Vasi, Deputy Director, IIT- Bombay had got the honour last year.
Prof. V Ramgopal Rao, IIT Bombay is the recipient of the TechnoMentor award while the Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Semiconductors Group, TIFR won the TechnoShield award. Research scholars from IISc Bangalore and IIT-Bombay and IIT-Madras were the other winners.
Commenting on the announcement, BV Naidu, Chairman ISA, and Chairman, Sagitaur Ventures said: “Semiconductors drive today’s technological innovation stream. Technovation Awards are aimed at promoting semiconductor research by recognizing the contributions of our research scholars and academics.
"A committee comprising of industry leaders and leading educationists have gone through a rigorous process of selection to finalize the winners and this makes it well worth it.”
"This is an innovative approach to encourage participation in the semiconductor world from education and research perspectives. As an industry body, the ISA wants to promote and encourage the academic fraternity and reward role models.” said Ms. Poornima Shenoy, President, ISA.