Skip to content

Panasonic and Toshiba Bag 3D Awards at CEATEC

The CEATEC Japan Organizing Committee announced that the CEATEC 2010 Innovation Awards, as selected by US journalists, were presented at a ceremony held October 7th at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan.

According to the statement, Toshiba took home the Grand-Prix award for its Glasses-less 3D REGZA GL-1 series display and Panasonic received the Digital Imaging award for its 3D digital camera lens.

For more information visit: ; ;

Unedited press release follows:

CEATEC 2010 Innovation Awards ‘as Selected by US journalists’ Presented at Ceremony Held October 7th at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan

TOKYO, Oct. 8 — CEATEC 2010 Innovation Awards “as selected by US journalists” were presented at a ceremony held October 7th at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan. Items to be judged included products, technologies, and concepts displayed and must be announced at CEATEC JAPAN 2010. Objects and themes are selected in the spirit of “having high consumer value and will be introduced to the US consumer electronics market.”

During CEATEC JAPAN, held October 5-7, the judges visited booths in Makuhari Messe and discussed and decided 8 category-specific prizes and one grand-prix finalist, as well as a special Smart Grid /Green IT award. Mr. Michael Kanellos, chairman of the judging team, said at ceremony, “The winners of each prize show an outstanding and long history of Japanese electronics industries, so it was very difficult to select each prize. Toshiba’s Glasses-less 3D REGZA is, among many strong competitors, the most valuable for consumers, because it is not only innovative, but has excellent image quality, high performance, a user friendly interface, beautiful cosmetic design and is overall a totally sophisticated product. The judges were unanimous in their decision to award this prize. Other very competitive products and technologies, such as Panasonic’s 3D lens for digital camera and TDK’s see-through OLED display are very innovative and valuable for consumer, and it was a very difficult decision to decide amongst so many choices, but the REGZA ran away with the prize this year.”

Wrapping up the presentation, Mr. Kanellos said, “We enjoyed and thank the Japanese electronics industries for the many technical innovations and cool products we have seen at CEATEC 2010. We again expect even more innovative and cool technologies at CEATEC 2011.”

CEATEC 2010 Innovation Awards “as selected by US journalist” prizes are as follows:

Toshiba Corporation; Glasses-less 3D REGZA GL-1 series

Special Award/Smart Grid/Green IT:
Panasonic Corporation; Smart energy gateway/energy efficient plan

Home Entertainment:
Toshiba Corporation; Glasses-less 3D REGZA GL-1 series

YAMAHA Corporation; InfoSound

TDK Corporation; OLED see-through display

Cellular and mobile technology:
KDDI Corporation; Social media viewing

Digital Contents/Software:
Simplex Co., Ltd.; Calcing Professional

Digital Imaging:
Panasonic Corporation; 3D lenses for digital camera

Alps Electric Co., Ltd.; Overhead module

Human Health and Household:
Fujitsu Corporation; Biosensor technology utilizing DNA