OC Tech Alliance Announces Finalists for 22nd Annual High-Technology Innovation Awards

29 Companies Are Finalists in 12 Categories; Finalists for CEO of the Year and Company of the Year Also Announced

Irvine, California, UNITED STATES

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 16, 2015) - The OC Tech Alliance has announced finalists in 13 categories to celebrate 22 years of technology innovation in Orange County. These finalists include six technology company CEOs and six outstanding technology companies that will be honored at an awards gala on October 8 at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.

"Orange County continues to be blessed with a rich and vibrant technology community as demonstrated by the significant number of companies, products, and technology leaders nominated for our 22nd Annual High-Technology Innovation Awards event," said Peter Craig, CEO of the OC Technology Alliance. "Our judges were challenged to select these finalists as the 'best of the best' and our awards program demonstrates that our local tech industry has a bright future for innovation," added Craig.

Through a partnership with Project Tomorrow, the event will also recognize outstanding K-12 STEM educators and students in Orange County. "These outstanding educators and students are most impressive. Their dedication and achievements are truly inspiring," said Craig.

For Outstanding Technology Leaders and Companies categories, the finalists are:

Outstanding CEO in Technology finalists in the public company category are:

  • Paul Arling, Universal Electronics Inc.
  • William Brown, D-Link Systems, Inc.
  • Jim Mulato, Astronics Test Systems Inc.

Outstanding CEO in Technology finalists in the private company category are:

  • Tom Fedro, Paragon Software Group
  • Raymond Grainger, Mavenlink
  • Stuart McClure, Cylance Inc.

Outstanding Technology Company finalists in the public company category are:

  • Meggitt Sensing Systems
  • Microsemi
  • Universal Electronics Inc.

Outstanding Technology Company finalists in the private company category are:

  • Greenwave Systems
  • Proove Biosciences

The finalists for outstanding product and technology innovation include the following categories:

Mobile & Wearable Technology Category finalists:

  • Conexant, Conexant AudioSmart CX3803 Input Preprocessing Software for Windows
  • Kofax a Lexmark Company, Kofax Mobile Capture™
  • Martian Watches, Martian Victory Voice Command Smartwatch

Consumer Devices & Software Category finalists:

  • Cosemi Technologies Inc., OptoHD HDMI Hybrid Active Optical Cable
  • D-Link Systems, Inc., HD Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Baby Camera
  • Insteon, Insteon Hub

Cloud /SaaS/ Web Platform Solutions Category finalists:

  • Corent Technology, Corent SurPassS®
  • Mavenlink, Mavenlink
  • Reazon Systems, Inc., RCampus Competency Management System

Enterprise Software Category finalists:

  • Levyx, Inc., Hydrogen
  • iPourit, Inc., iPourit Self-Serve System
  • Telogis, Telogis Coach

Enterprise Hardware & Devices Category finalists:

  • IXI Technology
  • Microsemi

Semiconductor Category finalists:

  • Astronics Test Systems, Inc., ActivATE Test Platform
  • Microsemi, Microsemi SmartFusion2 FPGA - Enhanced Security
  • Microsemi, Microsemi ZL70103 Ultra-Low Power (ULP) RF Transceiver

Cybersecurity Category finalists:

  • Cylance Inc., CylancePROTECT
  • Netwrix Corporation, Netwrix Auditor
  • Secure Channels, Secure Channels PKMS2 Encryption

CleanTech/Green Tech Category finalists:

  • Blossom, Blossom Smart Sprinkler Controller
  • NotaryCam, NotaryCam
  • Phoenix Energy Technologies, EnterpriseDX

Additional Semi-finalists in each category can be found at:

Now in its 22nd year, the High-Technology Innovation Awards is Southern California's premier awards program event celebrating achievement among the regional tech industry. The OC Tech Alliance honors local companies, individuals and products that drive innovation in Orange County. The award recipients will be announced at a gala dinner on October 8, 2015, at the Westin South Coast Plaza.

About Orange County Technology Alliance
Orange County Technology Alliance is a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade association committed to fast-forwarding the local innovation economy. It is the successor organization to the Orange County Council of TechAmerica and AeA. It is the only technology association addressing the needs of small-to-midsize technology companies and their leaders based in Orange County, California. The alliance serves members through local networking, professional development, state and federal advocacy, savings on business services and industry recognition. To learn more about membership, contact OC Tech Alliance at octech@octechalliance.com or www.octechalliance.com. Follow alliance activities on Twitter at www.twitter.com/octechalliance.

About Project Tomorrow
Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org), a national education nonprofit organization headquartered in Irvine, California, supports the innovative uses of research-based science, math, and technology resources to develop critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity in K-12 students. Project Tomorrow addresses the challenges of developing schools for the 21st century through national research projects, community and school-based programs, online tools and resources, and advocacy efforts to ensure that all students are prepared to be tomorrow's leaders, innovators, and engaged citizens of the world.

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