For the third consecutive year, unique corporate recognition trophies from Bennett Awards were used for the American Technology Awards. These achievement awards are also called “The Termans”, in honor of Frederick Terman, widely acknowledged as the father of Silicon Valley. The American Technology Awards, which are sponsored by the TechAmerica Foundation, give recognition to technology products and services that have significantly advanced technology.
The American Technology Awards are the only “Best Of” achievement awards that recognize all technology products and services for the American technology industry. Award recipients are chosen by a panel of industry and technology experts who review hundreds of nominations from both established and emerging companies and judge entries based on innovation, creativity and proven results.
This year, “The Termans” award recipients were recognized at the 2012 Technology and Government Dinner, held June 13, 2012, at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC. This dinner and executive awards ceremony serves as the premier Washington, D.C. technology event bringing hundreds of tech business, congressional, and government leaders together at one venue to celebrate the partnership between industry and government. The keynote speaker for this year’s event was Kevin Johnson, CEO of Juniper Networks.
This year, corporate achievement trophies were presented for a number of individual technology categories, and recipients included both individual and company award winners. Award recipients included IBM, HP, Quantum3D, Silver Spring Networks, Virtela Technology Services, RSA, Freedom Innovations, crowdSPRING, Computech, NeuroSky, SoftLayer Technologies, FreeWave Technologies, 3D Systems, Shared Spectrum Company, Kelly Goshorn of Elgin AFB, and Richard Spires, CIO of the Department of Homeland Security.
The unique Bennett corporate awards design "Union" was used for this year’s awards, as it has been the past three years. Each of these unique trophies featured custom engravings on their bases signifying the name of the award and the TechAmerica brand.
TechAmerica is the leading voice for the U.S. technology industry and the “Champion of Innovation.” Their 1,000 member companies span the entire spectrum of technology from software to semiconductors and from start-up to multi-national. These companies serve as drivers of economic growth and job creation. Founded in 1943 by David Packard and 17 of HP’s contractors, TechAmerica is the industry’s largest national advocacy organization and is dedicated to helping members’ top and bottom lines.