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Know a Willamette Valley World-Class Innovator?

July 20, 2009

Think you know a world-class innovator? Here’s where to nominate your choice of Willamette Innovators for the TechAmerica Innovator awards.

Nominations

TechAmerica is accepting nominations for our 2009 Innovator Awards beginning July 6, 2009 with a deadline of August 15, 2009. The Innovator Awards are for the person rather than the innovation or the company.


David Packard Medal of Achievement

Honor & Heritage

TechAmerica is proud to present the David Packard Medal of Achievement.  We do so with the pride of the past and the hope of the future.  David Packard played a major role in establishing technology as the industry for growth and change in our country.  He also helped build an association of technology companies who have evolved into what is now TechAmerica.

About the TechAmerica Innovator Awards & Benefit

The 50th Annual TechAmerica Innovator Awards honors the innovators of technology.  Since 1959 the TechAmerica Innovator Awards and Benefit has featured our highest honor, the David Packard Medal of Achievement, to honor significant lifetime contributors and pioneers of the high-tech industry. Innovator Awards are also bestowed upon eight innovators representing different industry segments. Every year the recipients of both the David Packard Medal of Achievement and Innovator Awards are selected from the TechAmerica membership, and honored at the TechAmerica Innovator Awards Showcase Reception and Dinner. It is TechAmerica’s privilege to offer these prestigious awards honoring our industry’s luminaries, and ensure the development of future innovators through the Benefit for the TechAmerica Foundation.

2009 Innovator Awards

The TechAmerica Innovator Awards celebrate the innovators of technology for their contribution to our industry and society.  These awards are uniquely focused on the person rather than the innovation or company.  An outstanding innovator is selected from the following eight industry segments:

  • Computer and Equipment
  • Telecom Equipment
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Electronic Components
  • Software
  • CleanTech
  • BioTech
  • Internet

The recipients of the 2009 Innovator Awards will be recognized at the TechAmerica Innovators Award Showcase and Reception preceding the dinner on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at the Fairmont San Jose Hotel.

February 12, 2009

Paul Otellini, President & CEO, Intel Corporation, speaks at TechAmerica’s launch event in the new U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center on February 10, 2009. Mr. Otellini shared Intel’s news, announced earlier that day, of their plans to invest $7B over the next two years in U.S. manufacturing facilities.


TechAmerica Launch Event — Paul Otellini, President & CEO, Intel

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. TechAmerica was formed by the merger of AeA, ITAA, GEIA, and CSIA.



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