Established in 1986 by wireless veterans Arlene Harris and Martin Cooper, Dyna supports and inspires the advancement of insightful, innovative, and relevant technology solutions that benefit society.
Game-changers: Marty and the new Mazda lineup - November 19, 2013
2013 marked the year when Mazda launched its biggest advertising campaign since 'Zoom-Zoom' became its tagline in 2000. The campaign, called 'Game Changers,' salutes sports and historical figures who have 'changed-the-game' -- similar to what Mazda says it has done for the automotive industry.
Dick Fosbury, the Olympic Gold medalist who revolutionized the high jump, Martial-arts legend Bruce Lee and Thomas Edison are just a few of the 'greats' that are featured in Mazda's 30-second spots. It is no surprise Marty is also celebrated as a Mazda's 'game-changer' -- 6 billion cell phone users across the globe would likely agree! See the Mazda commercial here:
Martin Cooper Wins Coveted Marconi Prize
The Marconi Society awarded Marty the 2013 Marconi Prize for his "pioneering contributions to the handheld cellphone and its associated technology and commercialism." The Marconi Society was founded in 1974, by Gioia Marconi Braga, in honor of her father who is often credited with inventing the radio.
With the presentation of the Prize in Bologna, Italy, on 10/1/2013, Marty joins a "small elite group of scientists who have been at the forefront of every advance in communications theory and technology since the latter half of the Twentieth Century." Read more about how the invention of the handheld phone took shape.
40th Anniversary of the Cell Phone: April 3, 1973 - April 3, 2013
News outlets around the globe celebrated the 40th anniversary of Marty's first cellular phone call on April 3, 1973 with coverage highlighting that first call, how Marty and his team developed the first cellular phone, how mobile phones affect society, and more.
Charles Stark Draper Award - February 19, 2013
On February 19, 2013, Martin Cooper along with four other cell phone pioneers were honored with the Charles Stark Draper Prize from the National Academy of Engineering. Named after "Doc" Draper, the father of inertial navigation and developer of guidance technologies used for the Apollo moon landings, the Draper Awards this year honored Marty plus Joel S. Engel, Richard H. Frenkiel, Thomas Haug, and Yoshihisa Okumura — all regarded as coinventors of the cell phone.
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