Organization recognizes the top contributors to local innovation and global competition
IRVINE, Calif., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechAmerica today announced the winners of its 18th Annual Orange County High-Tech Innovation Awards. The winners were recognized on the evening of June 9, 2011 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. These companies, educators and students are inventing the future with products and services that make life easier, safer and more convenient."
In conjunction with Project Tomorrow and sponsor Emulex, 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: Greenway Design Group, Inc.
Certificate of Merit: Amonix
Steven T. Plochocki, Quality Systems
Outstanding Technology Company
Innovative Product/Technology in 2010
Evantix Risk and Compliance Portal By Evantix
ViridiSTOR Green Box™ Solution By ViridiSTOR LLC
MOBI Vibes 2.0 By WiseWindow
Masimo Pronto-7 by Masimo
RFX2402 Single-Chip Single-Die Silicon RF Front-end Integrated Circuit (RFeIC) By Rfaxis Inc.
OneCommand Vision By Emulex
Powerwave Triple Broadband Antenna Family By Powerwave Technologies
Project Tomorrow Innovation in Education Finalists
Emerging Student Innovator
Rahia Zaidi, Brea Olinda High School, Brea Olinda Unified School District
High Impact Teacher in Science, Math and Technology
Betty Cappelletti, JSerra Catholic High School
Innovation School Program in Science, Math and Technology
Kevin Rafferty, Principal, Davis Magnet School, Newport-Mesa Unified School District
The 18th Annual TechAmerica High-Tech Innovation Awards were underwritten and produced by financial and in-kind sponsors. These include Platinum sponsors Deloitte, Silicon Valley Bank and Straddling Yocca Carlson & Rauth; Gold sponsors Dickstein Shapiro and UPS; and Silver sponsors Local.com and United Healthcare. In addition, the Harvey Mudd College Green Engineering Award is sponsored by 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/hta18.
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 1,000 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.