March 22, 2007 12:34 ET

2007 WSA Industry Achievement Award Winners

Kirkland-Based Inrix Inc. Takes Home 'Breakthrough Technology of the Year' Award for First Nationwide Real-Time and Predictive Traffic Solution

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 22, 2007 -- The 2007 Industry Achievement Award winners were announced Wednesday night at the Westin Hotel at the 12th annual Industry Achievement Awards (IAA), the annual technology awards gala that recognizes the state's most outstanding technology achievements in a variety of categories, hosted by the WSA, the state's oldest and largest technology trade organization focused on ensuring Washington State's leadership position in the digital economy.

The IAA's are considered to be one of the technology industry's most prestigious events, attracting more than 1,000 business and community leaders who drive the growth of Washington State's technology industry.

The winning companies and technologies include:

Breakthrough Technology of the Year:
Inrix Inc. for the Inrix Smart Dust Network & Inrix Traffic Fusion Engine
--  The Inrix Smart Dust Network is the first nationwide traffic solution
    to go beyond the limitations of road sensors and provide accurate real-time
    and predictive traffic speed information for major freeways, highways,
    arterials and side streets in every major metropolitan area in the U.S.
--  Only Inrix's proprietary Traffic Fusion Engine incorporates the power
    of advanced Bayesian analytics to combine GPS probe data with hundreds of
    other market-specific data sources enabling the most accurate real-time and
    predictive traffic information and broadest coverage available.
Technology Innovator of the Year:
Chris Diorio, Ph.D., Chairman and CTO, Impinj, Inc.
--  Impinj, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company whose patented Self-
    Adaptive Silicon® technology enables its two synergistic business lines:
    high performance RFID products and innovative semiconductor intellectual
    property (IP).
Business Product of the Year:
Attenex Corp. for Attenex Patterns E-Discovery Software
--  Attenex e-discovery software combines patented content analysis
    technology, intuitive visual applications and a powerful processing engine
    to accelerate the identification of relevant information in its native
    format for use by leading corporations, law firms and legal service
Consumer Product of the Year:
Farecast, Inc. for
-- is the first airfare prediction website that helps online
    travel shoppers save money by answering the question; should you buy now or
Service Provider of the Year:
PTSO of Washington
--  PTSO works in partnership with Community Health Centers to improve
    patient care through shared, cost effective technology services.
Best Use of Technology in the Government or Nonprofit:
PTSO of Washington for Physician Practice Management and Electronic Medical
Community's Choice Award:
Logos Bible Software for Logos Bible Software 3
--  Logos Bible Software 3 makes Bible study easier and more rewarding,
    consisting of a free software engine (the Libronix Digital Library System),
    addin modules that provide specialized functionality and collections of
    electronic books targeted to your needs.

"The Industry Achievement Awards honor the innovative spirit that continues to make Washington State one of the premiere technology regions in the U.S.," said Ken Myer, WSA president and chief executive officer. "We're honored to bring together some of the top minds and forward-thinking companies in the state to celebrate their achievements."

About the WSA

Founded in 1984, the WSA (formerly the Washington Software Alliance) is a community working together to advance the economic value and global impact of technology companies. The result is that it is helping to secure the region's leadership in the technology industry. With more than 1,000 member companies representing more than 100,000 software, Internet, telecommunications and technology company employees, the WSA is a catalyst for industry connections and collaboration. Its members work together in content communities, receive key business services, and lead the advocacy of issues necessary to grow Washington State's impact as a leader in the digital economy. For information, please see

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