American Technology Awards Announces Winners in 15 Categories; Awards Breakthrough Technology of the Year to Olympus 3D Videoscope

The ENDOEYE FLEX 3D takes grand prize; winners of the 15 technical categories including Big Data and Cloud Computing also honored

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — 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.

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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 Contact.

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



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)

About TechAmerica

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 or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Learn more about CompTIA, the ICT industry trade association, at

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