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10 Companies at War

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10 Companies at War

Integrated Wave Technologies

After acquiring sound analysis technology from sources in the former Soviet Union, President Tim McCune's company developed the only hands-free, eyes-free translator that enables soldiers to communicate with foreign nationals. While using the company's translator system, armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan have captured weapons, explosives and enemy combatants. McCune, who has traveled to Iraq to train soldiers to use the system, eventually hopes to diversify the business by selling to medical and police customers.