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The National Medal of Technology and Innovation 2004 Laureates

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2004 Laureates

Ralph H. BaerRalph H. Baer

Engineering Consultant, Manchester, NH

For his groundbreaking and pioneering creation, development and commercialization of interactive video games, which spawned related uses, applications, and mega-industries in both the entertainment and education realms.


Roger L. EastonRoger L. Easton

RoBarCo, Canaan, NH

For his extensive pioneering achievements in spacecraft tracking, navigation, and timing technology that led to the development of the NAVSTAR-Global Positioning System.


Gen-Probe Incorporated

For the development and commercialization of new blood- testing technologies and systems for the direct detection of viral infections, including direct identification of West Nile Virus and simultaneous identification of HIV-1 and Hepatitis C virus in plasma of human blood and organ donors prior to transfusion.

IBM Corporation

IBM-Microelectronics Division, IBM Corporation, Armonk, NY

For four decades of innovation in semiconductor technology that has enabled explosive growth in both the information technology and consumer electronics industries through the development and fabrication of smaller, more powerful microelectronic devices.

Industrial Light and Magic 

Industrial Light and Magic, San Francisco, CA

For 30 years of innovation in visual effects technology for the motion picture industry.

Motorola, Incorporated 

Motorola, Inc., Schaumburg, IL

For over 75 years of achievement and leadership in mobile communications, and for the development of innovative technologies that allow people to seamlessly connect with their world.

PACCAR, Incorporated 

PACCAR Inc, Bellevue, WA

For pioneering efforts and industry leadership in the development and commercialization of aerodynamic, lightweight trucks that have dramatically reduced fuel consumption and increased the productivity of U.S. freight transportation.


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