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Wall Street Journal Announces Innovation Awards For 2008

NETWORK SECURITY

Veracode, U.S.

■ Software that tests for security holes in the binary code of new applications.

SEMICONDUCTORS

Audience, U.S.

■ Technology designed to block background noise in mobile phone calls.

SOFTWARE

Cleversafe, U.S.

■ Dispersed Storage software, which promises a more secure and reliable way to store sensitive computer files.

TECHNOLOGY DESIGN

Telefon AB L.M. Ericsson, Sweden

■ The Tower Tube, a new way to construct cellphone towers that are faster to build, cheaper to operate and more aesthetically pleasing than typical cellular towers.

TRANSPORTATION

Tata Motors, India

■ The Nano, a tiny, fuel-efficient, four-seat car priced at $2,500. It's designed to appeal to millions of poor families in India who otherwise rely on motorbikes or other two-wheeled transportation.

WIRELESS

Tata Consultancy Services, India

■ The mKrishi service, which delivers crop advice to farmers in rural India by cellphone.

The overall winners are:

GOLD

Vidacare, U.S.

■ The EZ-IO device, a high-speed drill that uses a specially designed needle to bore into bones and deliver medication or other fluids.

SILVER

Audience, U.S.

■ Technology designed to block background noise in mobile phone calls.

BRONZE

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U.S.

■ The PhyloChip, a microchip that, by analyzing DNA, can identify different varieties of bacteria that might be present in air, water, soil, blood or tissue samples.

 

For complete results, including the impressive runner-ups in the WSJ Technology Innovation Awards, see the Wall Street Journal announcement.

from: Wall Street Journal via Consultaglobal