Organization recognizes the top contributors to local innovation and global competition
IRVINE, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechAmerica today announced the winners of its 17th Annual High-Tech Innovation Awards. The winners were recognized on the evening of June 2, during the ceremony that drew luminaries from local high-tech companies, financial and government institutions, as well as academic leaders, educators, students, and investors.
"TechAmerica is proud to honor all the finalists and winners of this year's High-Tech Innovation Awards," said Bob Brunson, associate director of TechAmerica Orange County. "Many innovative companies make Orange County their base of operation. In addition to driving the local economy, these companies, educators and students are inventing the future with products and services that make life easier, safer and more convenient for everyone."
In conjunction with Project Tomorrow, TechAmerica Orange County recognized educators and students for their innovative use of math, science and technology in the classroom and the community.
Congratulations to Orange County's innovators:
Harvey Mudd College Green Engineering Award
Winner: MicroMedia Filtration Inc.
Certificate of Merit: Teridian Semiconductor Corp
Greg Ross Community Service Award
Bruce Hallett, managing director, Miramar Venture Partners
Heath Clarke, Local.com
Outstanding Company in Medical Technology
Outstanding Technology Company
Teridian Semiconductor Corp.
Innovative Product/Technology In 2009 Winners
Telogis Fleet by Telogis
SilverCare by SilverPlus Inc.
Building Optimization Platform by Genea Energy
BioniCare Knee System & OActive Brace by VQ OrthoCare
QVU™ Technology by Quartics
Primary Micro Line Of Credit by Primary Innovations
RapidFlex™ Rapid Mobile Deployment Unit (RMDU) by Powerwave Technologies Inc.
Project Tomorrow Innovation In Education Winners
Innovative School Program in Science, Math and Technology
Craig Collins, Trabuco Hills High School, Saddleback Valley Unified School District
High Impact Teacher of the Year in Science, Math and Technology
Amy Welch, Brea Olinda High School, Brea Olinda Unified School District
Emerging Student Innovator
Lyssa Aruda, Corona del Mar High School, Newport-Mesa Unified School District
The 17th Annual TechAmerica High-Tech Innovation Awards were underwritten and produced by financial and in-kind sponsors. These include Platinum sponsors BDO, Silicon Valley Bank and Straddling Yocca Carlson & Rauth; Gold sponsor Dickstein Shapiro; and Silver sponsors Ernst &Young and Mavenlink. Emulex generously sponsored the Project Tomorrow Innovation in Education Awards and Remarx Media was the media sponsor.
For more information about the High-Tech Innovation Awards, visit www.techamerica.org/htaoc.
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.
Anne Caliguiri Savoie, TechAmerica, 703-284-5305, email@example.com
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