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TechAmerica Oregon Announces Oregon Technology Awards 2009 Finalists

TechAmerica Oregon Announces Oregon Technology Awards 2009 Finalists

More than 60 nominations received in five categories comprising top picks in System/Hardware, Software, Tech-Services, Emerging Companies, and Products


Portland, Ore. March 20, 2009 TechAmerica Oregon (formerly the Oregon Council of AeA) announced today the finalists for the 2009 Oregon Technology Awards. This year’s winners will be announced at the Oregon Technology Awards event on May 7, 2009 at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Ore.

This premier 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 6, 2009, with this year’s honor going to Ralph Quinsey, president and CEO of TriQuint Semiconductor.

“We wish to thank all of the companies that prepared nominations for this year’s awards,” said Jennifer Bosze, executive director, TechAmerica Oregon. “This region boasts many noteworthy companies that continue to influence technology development through out the rest of the world, and we’re excited to help highlight them.”

The Oregon Technology Award finalists were selected from approximately 60 entries representing a broad range of companies within five categories. Three finalists were selected in each of the categories. The 2009 Oregon Technology Award finalists are:


System/Hardware Company of the Year
nLIGHT Corp.
RadiSys Corp.
TriQuint Semiconductor


Software Company of the Year
Digimarc Corp.
Tripwire Inc.
WebTrends Inc.

Technology-Service Company of the Year
ACME Business Consulting LLC
EasyStreet Online Services Inc.
Integra Telecom

Emerging Company of the Year
Elemental Technologies Inc.
Jive Software
Monsoon 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 7 event using innovative technology. These finalists are:


Cool Product of the Year

Clearwire Corp. – Clear Spot™
GadgetTrak Inc. -- GadgetTrak®
Ontier, Inc. – Pixetell™


To learn more about this year’s Oregon Technology Awards event, please visit http://www.oregontechawards.com.


About TechAmerica
TechAmerica is the leading voice for the U.S. technology industry, which is the driving force behind productivity growth and jobs creation in the United States and the
foundation of the global innovation economy. Representing approximately 1,500 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. It 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). TechAmerica 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 at www.techamerica.com.

Media Contacts

Lisa Epstein
Elemental Technologies
lisae@elementaltechnologies.com
(503) 953-4743


Jennifer Bosze
Executive Director
TechAmerica Oregon
jennifer.bosze@techamerica.org
503-624-6050

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