Lunewave, a technology company co-founded by ECE professor Hao Xin, recently won an Innovator of the Year award at the 2020 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation. The GCOI Awards, hosted by the Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Commerce Authority, highlight the top leaders in Arizona’s business, technology, education and government sectors. Lunewave won the Innovator of the Year award in the small company category.
“Technology and innovation are now more critical than ever for solving global challenges, strengthening communities and improving lives,” said Sandra Watson, president & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “This outstanding group of awardees demonstrates why Arizona continues to advance our globally-competitive position and increase our economic momentum."
Lunewave develops antenna and sensor technology for automotive wireless communications, robotics and drones. The company's proprietary Luneburg lens radar technology provides high-resolution imaging detection for autonomous vehicles, allowing them to view objects at long range.
"We're proud to be based here in the great state of Arizona, and aim to continue working hard to improve automotive safety and enable autonomous vehicle development by delivering the best radar sensor," Xin said.