IntegriNautics' Mike O'Connor Named One Of The
World's Top Young Innovators by Technology Review

August 29, 2003

MENLO PARK, CA - IntegriNautics Corp., today announced that Mike
O'Connor, director of engineering, has been named to the 2003 list of the world's 100 Top Young Innovators by Technology Review, M.I.T.'s Magazine of Innovation.

The TR100, chosen by the editors of Technology Review and an elite panel of judges, consists of 100 individuals under age 35 whose innovative work in technology has a profound impact on today's world. Nominees are recognized for their contributions in transforming the nature of technology in industries such as biotechnology, computing, energy, medicine, manufacturing, nanotechnology, telecommunications and transportation.

O'Connor was the first to use cutting edge GPS and control system technology to autonomously steer a farm tractor. This invention became the cornerstone of IntegriNautics Corporation, a company he helped found with several other Stanford classmates. Under his leadership, the research and development team have continued to push the technological boundaries in the agriculture, mining and aerospace markets. His RTK GPS and DGPS systems for agricultural machinery are now marketed by AutoFarm, Division of IntegriNautics Corp.

O'Connor received his S.B. from M.I.T. in 1992 in Aeronautics and Astronautics; an M.S. in 1993 and his Ph.D. in 1997 from Stanford, in Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has received several top product awards from the ASAE (American Society of Agricultural Engineers), holds a patent for automatic control of vehicles based on carrier phase differential GPS, and has at least 15 patents pending on various GPS applications and guidance systems.
O'Connor will be honored September 24-25 at The Emerging Technologies Conference at M.I.T. The event features keynotes, panels and breakout discussions on the transformative technological innovations that have the potential to fuel new economic growth and dramatically change the future. Speakers include Michael Dell, Founder and CEO of Dell Computer Corporation; Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman of the Board and CEO of General Electric; Bob Metcalfe, Founder of 3Com Corporation and General Partner at Polaris Venture Partners; and Nathan Myhrvold, Ph.D., Managing Director of Intellectual Ventures and former CTO of Microsoft Corporation. More information on ETC2003 can be found at

AutoFarm, division of IntegriNautics Corporation in Menlo Park, Calif., manufacturers and markets agricultural Global Positioning System (GPS) guidance systems based on its experience in automatic aircraft landing and other aerospace technology. AutoFarm can be found on the web at or reached at 650-833-5600.

Contact: Lars Leckie, AutoFarm, Menlo Park, CA, (650) 833-5616 or Joe Robertson, Fruehling Communications, San Diego, CA, (858) 453-3761
Mike O'Connor Tech Rev Awd 8.28.03

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