Azumo is Named Winner of 19th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards

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CHICAGO, Illinois, October 19th, 2020 — The winners were announced at this year’s virtual event held on Monday, October 19th. The Chicago Innovation Awards, celebrating its 19th year, is the Chicago region’s foremost recognition of the most innovative new products or services brought to market each year.

Azumo’s low power displays for handheld and mobile electronic devices not only save on battery life but also improve readability in outdoor environments. These displays are also easier on the eyes as consumers are staring at their electronic screens more and more.

“In this year of a global pandemic, innovation is needed now more than ever,” said Tom Kuczmarski, co-founder with Chicago journalist Dan Miller of the awards. “2020 winners are solving big problems in healthcare, community and workforce development, education, finance, agriculture, electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, drug development, business services, and more.”

“We are honored to be recognized for this award, and I want to thank the selection committee for choosing Azumo. While our energy-saving display tech is being incorporated into electronic devices globally, we will always consider Chicago our home and are thrilled to be part of the expanding innovation ecosystem here.” Mike Casper, CEO.

The winning organizations receive a variety of honors including the opportunity to ring the Nasdaq Bell in New York City, and meetings with the Mayor of Chicago, Governor of Illinois, Cook County President, and leaders from the United Nations Foundation.

“272 organizations nominated for this year’s awards,” said Luke Tanen, Executive Director of the Chicago Innovation Awards. “As a group, these nominees are responsible for generating over $5.6 billion in new revenues, 7,322 new jobs, and 1,683 patents from their nominated new products and services. The winners represent the best from this very impressive group.”

The complete list of this year’s Chicago Innovation Award winners can be found at

The Chicago Innovation Awards are supported by Founding Diamond Sponsor Theron Technology Solutions; Diamond Sponsors Wintrust, Accenture, and SMS Assist, Gold Sponsors Comcast Business and Exelon, and others.

Azumo, Inc (Azumo), the leader in low-power displays and frontlight technology, announced the opening of its first office outside North America in Changzhou, China, a high-tech city near Shanghai. This will strengthen partnerships with device makers and enable Azumo to better serve customers in Asia and North America.

Watch Azumo’s CEO, Mike Casper, accept the award here, or for viewing of a recording of the entire ceremony click here!

About Azumo

Founded in 2008 in Chicago, Azumo has changed the way we look at our devices. Azumo’s front lit displays (LCD 2.0) give electronic devices up to 10x the battery savings and a way to be seen in direct sunlight without glare.

Contact: Jami Krupp


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