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Cymbet Named as Finalist for Ninth Annual Tekne Awards

September 10, 2008

MHTA will recognize Minnesota's top technology companies and individuals at the Oct.30 awards ceremony

ELK RIVER, Minn., Sept. 10, 2008 – Cymbet Corporation was named as a finalist in the emerging company Advanced Manufacturing category for the 2008 Tekne Awards, which will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Oct. 30. The Tekne Awards recognize Minnesota companies and individuals who have shown superior technology innovation and leadership.

The Tekne Advanced Manufacturing Award is presented to companies that have excelled in the production of advanced materials and chemicals, machinery and equipment, electronics and components, measuring instruments, photonics, optics and lasers, computers, and peripheral equipment.

"The Cymbet team is honored to receive this prestigious nomination" said Bill Priesmeyer, Cymbet CEO. "Becoming a Tekne finalist is terrific recognition of the progress Cymbet has made turning basic research into our innovative EnerChip™ thin film battery solutions."

Presented by the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) in partnership with Enterprise Minnesota and LifeScience Alley, the Tekne Awards annually recognize Minnesota's leading technology users and developers in innovation, development, education, commercialization and management of technology in Minnesota. A list of finalists is available online at

"Every finalist should be proud of this accomplishment," said Kate Rubin, president of MHTA. "For nearly a decade the Tekne Awards have shined a spotlight on our state's best and brightest technology innovators. Great companies like Cymbet give us hope that we'll be in good hands for years to come."

On Oct. 30, one recipient from a pool of three finalists will be named in 17 categories at the Awards ceremony. Award categories recognize leaders and technology businesses that are emerging (with annual revenues under $50 million) and established (with annual revenues of $50 million or more).

This year's Tekne Awards ceremony will be emceed by Kerri Miller, host of "Midmorning" and "Talking Volumes" on Minnesota Public Radio.

About Cymbet

Cymbet Corporation—a green technology company—is a leader in thin-film, solid-state battery products and energy harvesting technology. The company is the first to market a component-class energy solution that designers can use to realize new embedded systems capabilities. Cymbet's EnerChip™ thin-film batteries provide innovative energy storage applications for integrated circuits and new products for process control, medical, sensor, RFID, communications, consumer, and portable electronic devices. Visit Cymbet online at

About Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)

The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) accelerates the growth, sustainability and global competitiveness of Minnesota's technology-based economy through public policy advocacy, member collaboration and education, and community outreach. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota's entire technology-based economy. MHTA members include organizations of every size - involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota. MHTA works in partnership with AeA, which represents Minnesota's technology organizations nationally. Find out more online at

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