WiSpry, Inc., developer of low-cost, high-performance radio frequency micro-electro-mechanical systems (RF-MEMS) tunable components and modules for the wireless industry, today announced that its RF-MEMS capacitors were finalists in the 13th annual American Electronics Association (AeA) Orange County High-Tech Innovation Awards & Technology ceremony in the Innovative Product -- Semiconductor category. Each year the AeA Orange County Council honors the county's top technology companies and executives for excellence in innovation and leadership.
Utilizing the Company's core competency in radio frequency micro-electro-mechanical systems (RF-MEMS) technology, WiSpry's products create revolutionary wireless architectures enabled by the cost-effective integration of reconfigurable RF front-ends in cellular phones. The Company's high performance, MEMS-based RF capacitors use its innovative silicon MEMS technology. These RF applications include mode selection, antenna tuning and diversity selection facilitating the creation of re-configurable front end modules for current generation and next generation "global" phones, mobile wireless subsystems and wireless base stations.
"Being recognized as a finalist for this prestigious award among our peers in the Orange County business and technology community represents another significant step in the validation of this cutting-edge technology," said Jeff Hilbert, president, CEO and co-founder of WiSpry. "It is an honor for an organization, such as AeA to recognize the value of WiSpry's RF-MEMS capacitor devices."
"In its thirteenth year, the AeA High Tech Innovation Awards have attracted some of the most distinguished technological innovations that the county has to offer," said Timothy Jemal, executive director of AeA Orange County Council. "It is the outstanding advances being made in Orange County combined with this tremendous interest that enables AeA to accomplish its mission of uniting the brightest minds in the technology community and honoring the outstanding achievements of companies and executives."
WiSpry was recognized alongside other finalists in the category of Innovative Product at an awards ceremony held at The Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif. on Thursday, May 18, 2006. The AeA Orange County High- Tech awards as sponsored by Deloitte, Silicon Valley Bank, Mercer, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, Fragomen, Aetna, St. Paul Travelers, Marsh and The Orange County Register.
AeA is the nation's largest high-tech trade group, representing more than 3,000 U.S.-based technology companies. Membership spans the industry product and service spectrum, from semiconductors and software to computers, Internet, and telecommunications systems and services. With 18 regional U.S. councils and offices in Brussels, Tokyo, and Beijing, AeA offers a unique global policy grassroots capability and a wide portfolio of valuable business services and products for the high-tech industry. For over 60 years, AeA has been the accepted voice of the U.S. technology community. For more information, visit http://www.aeanet.org.
WiSpry, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., designs and markets hardware components and modules to radio frequency (RF) system manufacturers of voice and data communications and acquisition products. Utilizing the Company's core competency in radio frequency micro-electro-mechanical systems (RF-MEMS) technology, WiSpry's products enable system designers to achieve the architectural innovation required for the growing diversity of mobile and fixed electronic applications and networks. Principle investors of WiSpry include Blueprint Ventures, American River Ventures, Sid R. Bass Associates, Shepherd Ventures, In-Q-Tel and Tech Coast Angels. For more information, visit http://www.wispry.com.
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