Finalists

All nominated companies must derive the majority of their revenue through sales of products or services that would be considered technology based. As examples, this would specifically include, but is not limited to the fields of, integrated circuits, computing systems and subsystems, software, internet services, display devices, and telecommunications equipment and services.

Service providers, even those who provide services to companies in the technology field are not specifically eligible unless they also qualify under the above definition.

All nominated companies must be headquartered in Oregon or SW Washington, be a local Oregon or SW Washington Division of a company headquartered outside the region, or the majority of their revenue generated from activities (manufacturing, development, etc.) from the region.

Eligible companies wishing to be considered for any of the above must complete, to the best of their ability, the requisite application form, and be available to answer additional questions that may arise from the Awards Selection Committee (ASC). Any information that the company deems as confidential should be marked as such, and will be kept confidential by the ASC.

A subset of the past Executive of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award winners will participate in the selection of the Technology Executive of the Year and make the final selection of the Company of the Year Award winners.

Award Categories

Technology Executive of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Recipient

The executive should have seen significant success in the most recently completed calendar year, be one that has a positive impact on the local technology industry and represents the technology community in a positive light for the foreseeable future.

The 2012 Technology Executive of the Year is Dr. Don Kania, President and Chief Excutive Officer, FEI Company.

Presented to the Lifetime Achievement Recipient and Technology Executive whose leadership has made the biggest, positive impact in their industry and on the greater Oregon and SW Washington community.

The 2012 Lifetime Achievement Recipient is Kirby Dyess, Principal, Austin Capital Management LLC.


Catalyst Award

The Oregon TechAwards have honored technology companies and their executives for outstanding achievements over both the course of a year and a career. It is frequently the case, however, that even the combination of a great idea and a fantastic team are not sufficient to ensure success for a technology company. For 2012, we are introducing the Catalyst Award to recognize individuals and organizations that provide an extra ingredient to propel technology companies to fulfill their lofty plan.

Nominations are closed – the winner will be announced in April. Please check back!

System/Hardware Company of the Year

Presented to the System/Hardware Company that has made the biggest, positive impact to their industry and to the region. The company’s primary source of revenue and profit is through the design, manufacture and/or sale of hardware products or systems comprised of physical elements.

Finalists in this category are:


Software Company of the Year

Presented to the Software Company that has made the biggest, positive impact to their industry and to the region. This company’s primary source of revenue and profit is through the design, license and/or sale of software products or systems.

Finalists in this category are:


Technology-Service Company of the Year

Presented to the Technology-Service company that has made the biggest, positive impact to their customers and to the region. This company’s primary source of revenue and profit is through the fulfillment of one or multiple technology services. Such service may be provided as a subscription, hourly charges or other business models. Examples of such technology services are internet service providers, web development services, IT solution providers and telecom service providers.

Finalists in this category are:


Rising Star Company of the Year

Presented to the Company that has made significant progress in the past year. This technology company’s growth in the past year puts it on track to make a positive impact in their markets and on the region’s technology community.

Finalists in this category are:


Cool Product of the Year

Presented to the company that has developed, and/or introduced a cool product some time in the most recent 18 months, and had a significant demonstrable success in the past 12 months. The product can be a hardware, software or technology-service product, which is innovative, and has created significant new opportunity for the company. The Cool Product of the Year will be voted on live at the ceremony using innovative voting technology.

Finalists in this category are: