ThruWave’s Matt Reynolds Honored by Automatic Data Capture Industry
AIM Industry Award Winners Recognized for Outstanding Contributions
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | June 2, 2020 | AIM, the leading industry association and global authority for nearly 50 years in innovation, standards, and solutions in barcode, biometrics, IoT, NFC, RFID, RTLS, and RAIN, recognizes six individuals for their noteworthy contributions to the development and growth of the automatic identification and data capture community. The Richard R. Dilling, Don Percival, Ted Williams, Allan Gilligan, Bert Moore Excellence in Journalism, and the Clive Hohberger Technology Awards, the industry’s most prestigious awards, are presented annually to individuals or organizations with outstanding vision, initiative, or service to the industry.
Clive Hohberger Technology Award
Created in 2018 to honor the lifetime contribution of Dr. Clive Hohberger, prolific inventor, and recognize the scientists, engineers, software developers, or systems integrators for outstanding contributions that have furthered the growth of the industry through important applications and new technological developments.
This year’s recipient is Associate Professor Matt Reynolds of the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Washington, and also co-founder and CEO of ThruWave Inc, an innovator in millimeter wave imaging for the supply chain. Matt is also co-founder in 2000 of the RFID systems firm ThingMagic Inc (acquired by Trimble Navigation, now part of Novanta/JADAK). Matt is being honored for his contribution in bringing the software-defined radio (SDR) technology to RFID readers, which replaced discrete RF component radios with advanced computer-based digital signal processing. The ThingMagic Mercury 4 reader proved the power of SDR, when it upgraded to EPCglobal Gen 2 protocol tags with only a software update. Matt received a Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab in 2003 as a Motorola Fellow. He holds 67 US Patents in 5 fields and has over 85 pending patent applications.
According to Mary Lou Bosco, AIM Chief Operating Officer, “Each year, we are pleased to recognize the significant achievements of individuals who impact the direction of the industry and highlight their contributions to the growth of the overall AIDC marketplace. Their commitment to the industry serves as a benchmark for the next generation of researchers, entrepreneurs, and journalists.”
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