VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/03/12 -- Today the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) announced the finalists for the 2012 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs). Under the awards theme of 'BC's Mark on the World', the 2012 finalists reaffirm British Columbia's status as innovators in a cross-section of technologies including enterprise software, consumer electronics and medical devices.
The breadth of technologies being developed, and the markets that they serve, illustrate the strength and diversity of the BC Technology Industry. Solutions include a variety of hardware and software technologies, and in many cases include a blend of both.
"Many of the companies profiled in the 2012 TIAs are already making their mark, selling to and partnering with some of the largest and most well-known global players," stated BCTIA President Bill Tam. "Collectively, the 2012 finalists are serving virtually every market around the world," Tam added. "They represent millions of dollars of investment into British Columbia's economy and collectively generate tens of millions of dollars in annual export revenues."
Each year, the Technology Impact Awards are broken into three groups: Technology Awards, Company Awards, and Personal Recognition Awards. This year's finalists are:
Excellence in Product Innovation
-- Recon Instruments - www.reconinstruments.com
-- SAP Canada Inc. - www.sap.com/canada
-- Sophos - www.sophos.com
-- iQmetrix - www.iQmetrix.com
-- ParetoLogic - www.paretologic.com
Most Promising Pre-Commercial Technology:
-- Dali Wireless (Canada) Inc. - www.daliwireless.com
-- Lungpacer Medical Inc. - www.lungpacer.com
-- Verisante Technology Inc.