Three ITRI technologies awarded at the 2022 R&D 100 Awards

This is the 15thth consecutive year ITRI received the honor of R&D 100 awards

HSINCHU, November 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), of Taiwan largest and one of the leading high-tech applied research institutes in the world was recognized at the R&D 100 Awards Gala held in San Diego On November 17th for its three winning technologies this year. The award winners are: High Resolution Color LED Micro Display for AR Glasses in the IT/Electrical category; Point-of-Care AI-DR in the software/services category; and, in collaboration with Celanese® Micromax™ (formerly DuPont MCM), GreenTape™ 9KC LTCC and Ag Metallization for mmWave 5G wireless devices in the mechanical/materials category.

Often referred to as the “Oscar of Innovation” and the “Nobel Prize of Engineering,” the R&D 100 Awards recognize new commercial products, technologies and materials for their technological significance. The R&D 100 Awards this year celebrate 60 years of honoring great R&D pioneers and their breakthrough ideas in science and technology.

“ITRI has had an incredible 15-year run at the R&D 100 Awards. This year included three winners and seven finalists, so 10 ITRI technologies received accolades this year,” said R&D World VP and Editorial Director Paul Heney. “In the last decades, Taiwan it was an economic phenomenon, and one of the reasons is this Taiwan has constantly invested in research and development. National labs like ITRI are key to innovation and the development of new technologies for the industry,” said R&D World VP and Editorial Director Paul Heney.

President of ITRI Edwin Liu expressed his excitement about ITRI’s performance at the R&D 100 Awards. “We are honored to be recognized for the 15th consecutive year by the prestigious R&D 100 Awards for winning three innovations. Since 2008, we have won 50 R&D 100 Awards and more than 90% of the winning technologies have been commercialized, demonstrating that all innovations have immense industrial value,” he said. “ITRI will continue to develop market-oriented R&D results and explore new opportunities to innovate a better future for society.”

ITRI ​​is currently seeking licensing partnerships with global companies that will bring these innovative R&D 100 Award patented technologies to market:

High resolution color LED micro display for AR glasses
AR Glasses High Resolution Full Color Micro LED Display helps panel makers and other industry players to upgrade their technology, expand their Micro LED applications, meet market demand, and secure business opportunities in reality display products next generation augmented (AR). It features high resolution, high brightness, great compatibility and low power consumption. To introduce ITRI’s Micro LED technology in augmented reality applications and deploy it from lab to market, ITRI formed an alliance in 2016 to integrate the supply chain. The alliance connects 50 industrial chain suppliers of advanced materials, semiconductor processes and precision equipment. It provides complete upstream to downstream solutions to meet industry needs for different phases of IP testing, development and licensing.

AI-DR at the point of care
Point-of-Care AI-DR is the first AI-assisted system that can be integrated into portable and desktop fundus cameras commonly used in hospitals and clinics to detect diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic macular edema (DME) . Point-of-Care AI-DR diagnoses DR and DME in 5-10 seconds, instantly evaluates image quality before diagnosis to avoid misinterpretation by AI, marks lesions and evaluates corresponding severity levels, and can identify 14 other common fundus abnormalities. Point-of-Care AI-DR is easy to use, so general practitioners can screen early for DR and DME complications. It can also determine whether a patient should be referred to an ophthalmologist. Screening through general practitioners increases screening rates, reduces treatment costs, and improves patient outcomes by enabling early diagnosis.

GreenTape™ 9KC LTCC and Ag metallization for mmWave 5G wireless devices
The 5G mmWave frequency bands have become the key to the next generation network. ITRI ​​​​and Celanese® Micromax™ has collaborated to combine GreenTape™ low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) material and ITRI’s mmWave circuit design, creating a 5G mmWave communication component with high commercial value. Featuring low loss, high stability, and high heat dissipation, the innovation can be a powerful tool for 5G O-RAN innovators.

About ITRI
The Research Institute of Industrial Technology (ITRI) is one of the world’s leading research and technology development institutions that aims to innovate for a better future for society. Founded in 1973, ITRI has played a pivotal role in the transformation of Taiwan sectors ranging from labour-intensive to innovation-driven. To meet market needs and global trends, it has launched its 2030 technology strategy and roadmap and focuses on developing innovation in Smart Living, Quality Health and Sustainable Environment. It also strives to strengthen intelligence-enabling technology to support diversified applications.

Over the years, ITRI has dedicated itself to incubating startups and spinoffs, including well-known names such as UMC and TSMC. In addition to its headquarters in TaiwanITRI ​​has branches in the United States, EuropeAnd Japan in an effort to extend its R&D reach and promote international cooperation worldwide. For more information, visit

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