Brian Hinman of 2Wire Named Winner of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2005 Award

    SAN JOSE, Calif., June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Brian Hinman of 2Wire was named
 a winner by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP for the Ernst & Young
 Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2005 Awards in Northern California in the
 Communications & Networking category.  Mr. Hinman was selected from
 25 finalist companies in Northern California by an independent panel of judges
 comprised of local business, academic, and community leaders and announced at
 an award banquet on June 17, 2005 at The Fairmont San Francisco atop Nob Hill.
     Hinman is president and CEO of 2Wire and co-founded the company in 1998.
 Hinman has a history of entrepreneurship and was also the co-founder, and
 formerly the CEO, of Polycom, Inc., the world's leading teleconferencing
 company. Prior to Polycom, at the age of 22, Hinman co-founded PictureTel
 Corporation.
     2Wire is a provider of broadband service platforms exclusively for the DSL
 market. Its solutions help DSL providers to offer an integrated "triple-play"
 of data, voice, and media services. 2Wire's products and services include the
 award-winning HomePortal(R) residential gateways, the MediaPortal(TM) set top
 box, and a robust Component Management System (CMS) for service management and
 provisioning.
     Hinman will be eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year
 2005 national program.  Winners in several national categories, as well as the
 overall national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year, will be announced at
 the annual awards gala in Palm Spring, Calif. on November 19, 2005.
 
     About The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) Program
     The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program was created and is
 produced by professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP.  As the first award
 of its kind, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes outstanding
 entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic and growing businesses.
 The program honors entrepreneurs through regional, national and global award
 programs in over 100 cities and 35 countries.
 
     About Ernst & Young
     Ernst & Young, a global leader in professional services, is committed to
 restoring the public's trust in professional services firms and in the quality
 of financial reporting.  Its 100,000 people in 140 countries around the globe
 pursue the highest levels of integrity, quality, and professionalism to
 provide clients with solutions based on financial, transactional, and
 risk-management knowledge in Ernst & Young's core services of Audit, Tax, and
 Transaction Advisory Services.  Ernst & Young practices also provide legal
 services in some parts of the world where permitted. Further information about
 Ernst & Young and its approach to a variety of business issues can be found at
 www.ey.com/perspectives.  Ernst & Young refers to all the members of the
 global Ernst & Young organization.
 
     About 2Wire
     2Wire is a provider of broadband service platforms for the DSL market.
 2Wire's suite of solutions offers DSL providers an integrated "triple-play" of
 data, voice, and media services. 2Wire's products and services include the
 award-winning HomePortal(R) residential gateways, the MediaPortal(TM) set top
 box, and a robust Component Management System (CMS) for service management and
 provisioning. 2Wire's products are distributed exclusively by the major DSL
 service providers including SBC Internet Services, British Telecom plc and
 Telefonos de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. Headquartered in San Jose, California, 2Wire
 was founded in July 1998 by Brian L. Hinman, a co-founder of PictureTel
 Corporation and Polycom, Inc. 2Wire and HomePortal are registered trademarks
 of 2Wire, Inc.  MediaPortal, Greenlight, and HyperG are trademarks of 2Wire,
 Inc.
 
 

SOURCE 2Wire

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