MONTREAL, Nov. 14, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Photonic Knowledge Inc., a Rosemere (Quebec) based company has just been named one of the most promising among Canadian corporations as part of the 2012 Deloitte Technology Fast 50™. The company, whose Core Mapper™ hyperspectral imaging technology is essentially a bionic eye for geologists when analyzing drill core, has been awarded this coveted recognition at this 15th edition of Deloitte Technology Fast 50™, a national pre-eminent technology award program in Canada.
The Companies-to-Watch Award honours early-stage Canadian technology companies in business for less than five years. These companies exemplify many of the winning characteristics of Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ ranked companies, which are judged based on the potential they show for future growth.
"Companies-to-Watch award winners are outstanding organizations that are poised for continued growth. These companies show potential to be future leaders in the Canadian technology industry and often rank in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ once they have a five-year track record," said Richard Lee, National Leader, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry Group, Deloitte. " Photonic Knowledge Inc. has quickly distinguished itself for its innovative technology and entrepreneurship."
According to the President and CEO of Photonic Knowledge Inc., Éric Roberge, this Companies-to-Watch Award reflects the quality and extent of the contribution made by Core Mapper™ technology to the advancement of the mining exploration in Quebec and Canada, at a time when companies in all sectors are in constant search of efficiency, productivity, performance and operational excellence.
The Core Mapper™ allows the mining industry, together with the archiving software PK-LOGGER, to build true virtual "core shacks" that store a wealth of diverse and strategic data points indicating a mine's actual mineralogical potential.
Photonic Knowledge's CEO concluded by thanking Deloitte for the creation and maintenance over the years of such a program that stimulates and energizes emerging and technological companies in the development of their markets and their growth.
About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ program is Canada's pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features four distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50™ Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies in business less than five years, with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ candidate), Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate technological leadership in four industry subcategories: hardware/semiconductor, software, telecommunications and emerging technologies) and the Deloitte Technology Green 15™ Awards (Canada's leading GreenTech companies that promote a more efficient use and re-use of the earth's resources in industrial production and consumption.) Program sponsors include Deloitte, Gowlings, Wellington Financial, TMX Group, HUB International HKMB, National Angel Capital Organization, CVCA, MaRS and IGLOO Software. For further information, visit www.fast50.ca.
About Photonic Knowledge
Photonic Knowledge is a private company, serving the mining and petroleum industries from early exploration through to production. With the patented innovation of the Core Mapper™, Photonic has made it possible to economically analyze drill cores with unprecedented speed and precision. "Realize your core values!"
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