TechAmerica Foundation : TechAmerica Foundation Unveils 2010 American Technology Awards Winners


TechAmerica Foundation Unveils 2010 American Technology Awards Winners

Contact:        
Charlie Greenwald at 202.682.4443 or charlie.greenwald@techamerica.org
Anne Caliguiri Savoie at 703.284.5305 or anne.savoie@techamericafoundation.org

Washington, DC (June 17, 2010) –
TechAmerica announced today the winners for the American Technology Awards, which bestows the only “Best Of” awards that recognize all technology products and services across the technology industry. Nominations for The American Technology Awards, “The Termans”, were vetted by industry experts and technology companies. These awards were named after Frederick Terman, who is widely credited as being the father of Silicon Valley.

“We had hundreds of nominations for these prestigious awards, and we congratulate these companies and individuals for their winning achievements,” said Phil Bond, chairman, TechAmerica Foundation. “TechAmerica Foundation is excited to highlight these companies as they continue to influence technology development throughout the rest of the world.”

The American Technology Awards were presented in 20 categories each of the inclusive segments of the technology industry: Aerospace and Defense; Clean Tech/Green Tech/Smart Grid; Cloud Computing/Software as a Service; Computers and Peripherals; Consumer Electronics; Cyber Security and Authentication; Electronic Components; Internet Services; Measurement and Control Instruments; Medical Devices; Server & Storage Technology; Software; Technology Consulting; Technology Services; and Telecommunications.  The Corporate Giving, Breakthrough Technology, Government Technology Executive of the Year, Corporate Leadership, and Chairman’s awards were also presented.

The winners were announced on June 16 at TechAmerica Foundation’s Eighth Annual Technology and Government Dinner which has been a premier Washington, D.C. networking event bringing hundreds of industry, congressional and government leaders together at one venue to celebrate the partnership between industry and government.

The winners in all categories are listed below:

Honorary Terman Award: Lewis Terman

Corporate Giving: Cisco Systems

Breakthrough Technology: General Electric for the Vscan

Government Technology Executive of the Year: David M. Wennergren

Corporate Leadership Award: Arthur W. Coviello, Jr.

Chairman’s Award: Christopher Hansen

Aerospace and Defense: Cognitech, Inc. for the Pixl2GPS

Clean Tech/Green Tech/Smart Grid: Solexant Corporation for Nanocrystal Solar Cells and Modules

Cloud Computing/Software as a Service: Moobila Corporation for GMinutes

Computers and Peripherals: Samsung Electronics American Information Technology Division for the Samsung NB30 Netbook

Consumer Electronics: SRS Labs, Inc. for the MyVolume Adapter

Cyber Security and Authentication: Lockheed Martin for IronClad

Electronic Components: Altera Corporation for the Stratix IV GT FPGA

Internet Services: Aircell for Gogo Inflight Internet Service

Measuring and Control Instruments: Vektrex Electronic Systems, Inc. for SpikeSafe

Medical Devices: Aspen Medical Products for the Vista Cervical Collar

Server & Storage Technology: Netezza Corporation for TwinFin

Software: Kapersky Lab Americas for Kaspersky Internet Security 2010

Technology Consulting: SYSPRO for SEAM3

Technology Services: Infosys Technologies Ltd. For InVisualize

Telecommunications: Broadsoft for Consumer Experience

For more information, please visit www.techamericafoundation.org/thetermans.

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About TechAmerica Foundation
TechAmerica Foundation educates industry executives, policy makers and opinion leaders on the promise of technological innovation to advance prosperity, security and the general welfare. Launched in 2009, the foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica, the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. It disseminates award-winning industry, policy and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, and other areas of national interest. The foundation also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the foundation’s findings. Learn more about TechAmerica Foundation at www.techamericafoundation.org.