Aspen Systems miniature rotary compressor was selected for the prestigious R&D 100 Award given annually to the top 100 new products of the year worldwide. Presented by Cahners Publishing, the R&D 100 Awards are often referred to as the Oscars of invention. Among other winners selected for these awards were automobile companies, national laboratories, Universities, and other high tech companies. Aspen’s rotary compressor is the smallest refrigerant compressor ever developed and sold commercially. Its use is primarily in personal cooling systems as well as for electronics cooling.