There is no doubting the contribution made to everyday life of semiconductors, used mainly as components for radio receivers, televisions and cell phones, over the last 50 years or so.
As China undergoes industrial upgrading, new requirements are necessary for the development of science and technology as are assessments of scientific achievements.
Arun S. Mujumdar, of Canada, is a professor of engineering at the National University of Singapore and McGill University in Canada. He has made significant contributions to enhancing the technological advancement of China's food drying industry since 1984.
Wang Zhong Lin, regents' professor and director of the Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for Nanostructure Characterization.
Hse Chung-yun, from the United States, chief researcher at the Southern Research Station of the US Forest Service.
Fabio Rocca, from Italy, emeritus professor of digital signal processing at the Politecnico di Milano. He has promoted China-European cooperation on earth observation since 2004.
Jan Eduard Harff, German, a marine geologist of the Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemunde, currently at the University of Szczecin, Poland.
The State science and technology awards comprise five awards that recognize scientists and their contributions in special scientific aspects.
Jun Ni is from the United States and is director of the University of Michigan's Shien-Ming Wu Manufacturing Research Center.
China will boost the development of key technologies in high-speed railways and design a new bullet train with "Chinese standards", according to the State-owned railway operator.
China's national political advisors on Thursday called for steadily promoting the development of nuclear electric power and clean energies while ensuring security.
Chinese researchers said they have made a significant breakthrough in the structural analysis of the viral infectivity factor (Vif) of the HIV virus.