Dozens of nominations received for System/Hardware, Software, Tech Services, Rising Star and Cool Product
PORTLAND, Ore., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechAmerica Oregon (formerly the Oregon Council of AeA) announced today the finalists for the 2011 Oregon Technology Awards. The winners for each category will be unveiled at the Oregon Technology Awards event on May 19, 2011, at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Ore.
This annual Oregon business event celebrates excellence and achievement in the region's technology industry, and honors one outstanding Technology Executive of the Year. The Executive of the Year award winner was previously announced February 4, 2011, with this year's honor going to Gregory K. Hinckley, president of Mentor Graphics. This year, the Oregon Technology Awards will also celebrate a Lifetime Achievement award for Richard "Dick" I. Knight, a former Tektronix executive.
The night will provide an opportunity to invest in Oregon's future innovators with proceeds from the evening event going to support math, science and technology education. The 2010 TechAwards programs generated $15,000 to support the Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach Program and Chess for Success.
"The variety of Oregon companies that were selected by our independent committees is truly impressive," said Jennifer Bosze, regional vice president, TechAmerica Oregon. "These companies represent a wide range of technology sectors, and we are excited to highlight them as they continue to influence technology development throughout Oregon."
The Oregon Technology Award finalists were selected from approximately 66 entries representing a broad range of companies within five categories. Three finalists were selected in each of the categories. The 2011 Oregon Technology Award finalists are:
System/Hardware Company of the Year
FLIR Systems, Inc.
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
Software Company of the Year
Technology-Service Company of the Year
Elemental Technologies, Inc.
In addition to the finalists named above, three products have been named finalists for this year's Cool Product of the Year. This award will be voted on live at the May 19 event using live voting technology. These finalists are:
TechAmerica is the leading voice for the U.S. technology industry – the driving force behind productivity growth and jobs creation in the United States and the foundation of the global innovation economy. Representing approximately 1,200 member companies of all sizes from the public and commercial sectors of the economy, it is the industry's largest advocacy organization and is dedicated to helping members' top and bottom lines. TechAmerica is also the technology industry's only grassroots-to-global advocacy network, with offices in state capitals around the United States, Washington, D.C., Europe (Brussels) and Asia (Beijing). It was formed by the merger of AeA (formerly the American Electronics Association), the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA), the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) and the Government Electronics & Information Technology Association (GEIA).Learn more about TechAmerica at www.techamerica.org.
Contact: Jeff Hardison, McClenahan Bruer Communications for TechAmerica Oregon, at 503.546.1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org