SPIE Fellow Lenny Lipton, founder of StereoGraphics International and former CTO of Real D, has been named winner of the International 3D Society's Century Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Lipton has been granted 50 patents with roughly 50 more pending. He received a Smithsonian award for his invention of CrystalEyes, the first shuttering eyewear product for stereoscopic displays. He also invented the ZScreen and created the first flicker-free, field-sequential 3D display technology, the basis for much of stereoscopic cinema and TV.
Lipton has published numerous papers with SPIE, most recently earlier this month in the proceedings from IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, with a paper on "High brightness film projection system."
Read more about the award in the Computer Graphics World article.