Thursday, September 09, 2010

MasterImage 3D's Chairman Younghoon Lee Receives South Korean Prime Minister's Award for Entrepreneurs

Cool news! I have met MasterImage 3D's Chairman Younghoon Lee and he is obviously a very intelligent and consummate professional. So I was not surprised when I learned that he has been awarded the South Korean Prime Minister's Award For Technology Innovation in 3D Imaging. The award was given out at the INNO-TECH show in Seoul.

For more details, check out the press release below:

Seoul, S. Korea and Burbank, CA - September 8, 2010 - MasterImage 3D, a 3D technology company that provides solutions for cinema, mobile devices and gaming, announced that its Chairman and CEO, Younghoon Lee, has been recognized with the Prime Minister's Award for his contribution to technology innovation in 3D imaging at the INNO-TECH Show held September 1 in Seoul, S. Korea.

Mr. Lee received the Prime Minister's Award for Entrepreneurs based on his contribution to technological development and in the 3D imaging industry. Having conducted R&D in the field of 3D imaging since 2001, Mr. Lee successfully developed an autostereoscopic cell-type LCD barrier that was commercialized in one of the first glasses-free 3D cell phones, the Hitachi Wooo HOO1, released in 2009; and a digital 3D cinema system that now has more than 2,500 installations in 40 countries. Lee and MasterImage 3D hold nine patents for 3D imaging technology.

The INNO-TECH Show 2010 is the largest annual technology fair of small and medium businesses in Korea. The event encourages technological innovation and promotes achievements by exhibiting outstanding technologies and recognizing companies and people that have made distinguished contributions to technological innovation.

"While I have received an award as an entrepreneur, the recognition belongs to all of the dedicated MasterImage 3D staff who worked tirelessly together over many years," said Mr. Lee. "I am very grateful to our talented engineers and support team. And this is just the beginning. MasterImage is gearing up to deploy the next generation of our autostereoscopic 3D LCD panel solution with multiple mobile device manufacturers worldwide."

About MasterImage 3D
MasterImage 3D LLC is a 3D technology company that provides pioneering solutions for theaters, mobile devices and gaming. With over 2,500 cinema systems installed in 40 countries, MasterImage 3D is the fastest-growing digital 3D cinema system supplier, offering audiences the best, brightest 3D experience while providing exhibitors with a compelling ownership-based pricing model. The company's auto-stereoscopic display technology enabled one of the first glasses-free 3D mobile phones and its 3D camera ASIC empowers users to create and share 3D content. Founded in 2004, the company is privately held and headquartered in Burbank, California with offices in the UK and Korea.

Congratulations Younghoon!

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