ATLANTA-- Sept. 15, 2006--Jacket Micro Devices, Inc. (JMD) announced that the Company's Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder, Dr. George White, was the recipient of the 2006 American Electronics Association (AeA) Southeastern chapters' Technology Innovation Award. Dr. White was honored at the fourth annual Southeastern Spirit of Endeavor Awards banquet on September 14 at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. A panel of 39 leaders in the southeast technology community selected the winners using a confidential online process.
JMD was founded in 2002 based on the cutting edge research Dr. White spearheaded as the Associate Director of the Packaging Research Center at Georgia Institute of Technology. The new patented platform technology that Dr. White, along with the other JMD founders, has developed dramatically reduces the size and cost of the RF components used in wireless devices. At JMD, Dr. White has successfully commercialized the System-On-Package (SOP) approach to next generation electronic packaging originally conducted at PRC.
"This is a well-deserved award, as we know first hand that Dr. White represents the 'Spirit of Endeavor' in that he has successfully bridged the 'academic research-to-commercialization' chasm," said JMD's CEO Jim Stratigos. "Dr. White's achievements in integration technology will be disruptive to the $5 billion RF integrated circuit industry and will be an essential element of advanced wireless interfaces in laptops, cell phones and future broadband wireless products. Because of Dr. White's passion, leadership and technology, the success and continued growth of JMD is certain."
Dr. White has received three critical patents related to Multi Layer Organic (MLO) packaging while working at JMD. In total, Dr. White holds 15 patents in the area of electronic packaging and has numerous additional patent applications.
Dr. White holds a PhD in Materials Science and a MS in Metallurgical Engineering from University of Illinois. Prior to JMD and PRC, he served with Motorola's Corporate Technology Labs as Manager Materials Research and IBM's Microelectronics Advanced Thin Film Technology Group as Development Engineering Manager.
About Jacket Micro Devices, Inc.
Jacket Micro Devices, Inc. (JMD), manufacturers of the smallest, highest performing RF modules available today, was founded in 2002 by researchers from Georgia Tech who developed a groundbreaking new method to package components for wireless products. Unlike modules made with ceramic and other technologies, our products can be rapidly customized and have higher levels of integration, resulting in fewer external components and faster time to market. JMD's patented Multi-Layer organic (MLO) technology defines a revolutionary, system-on-package (SOP) approach to RF modules for wireless products and is ideal for wireless systems engineers who need to design compact wireless products. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, JMD is a privately held company backed by leading venture investors including Noro-Moseley Partners, Sevin Rosen Funds, Imlay Investments and the Georgia Tech ATDC Seed Fund. For more information visit jacketmicro.com
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