SOURCE: Bigfoot Networks, Inc.

April 09, 2009 18:25 ET

Bigfoot Networks Named AlwaysOn OnHollywood 100 Winner

Company Selected as Technology Innovator in Networking Hardware and Software for Gamers

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - April 9, 2009) - Bigfoot Networks, the networking technology company behind the Killer™ line of gaming network cards, today announced that it has been selected to the 2009 OnHollywood 100 List. The OnHollywood 100 Award is given to private, emerging technology companies in the media and entertainment industries. Bigfoot Networks was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on demonstration of growth, market opportunity, quality of innovation and customer traction.

"Bigfoot Networks, with our Killer product brand, delivers high performance networking that enhances the consumer's online experience, and Bigfoot's being named to the OnHollywood 100 list underscores our efforts," said Bigfoot Networks CEO Michael Howse. "We're pleased to be recognized alongside other technology and digital media innovators, and will continue delivering advanced networking technologies and platforms that power the new generation of online gaming and other consumer real-time network-dependent applications."

Bigfoot Networks and the other OnHollywood 100 winners will be recognized at the OnHollywood event, April 27th-29th at The Sofitel Hotel in West Hollywood. OnHollywood is where cutting-edge technology CEOs from the back streets of Silicon Valley meet the Hollywood digital entertainment and media elite. This two-day executive event features high-level debates on which forces are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities, content strategies and monetization schemes in the video, music, gaming, and mobile industries.

"This year's OnHollywood 100 companies represent the future of entertainment and spotlight how technology and digital media have and will continue to deeply impact the entertainment industry as we know it," said Tony Perkins, founder and CEO of AlwaysOn. "Despite the economic downturn, the pace of innovation continues to progress, making this year's selection even more difficult. We are pleased to see what 2009 has in store for the entertainment industry and we are happy to reveal the 2009 OnHollywood 100."

The OnHollywood 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2009 list.

A full list of all the OnHollywood 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn Web site at http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/31890

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a global blog network. In 2004, AlwaysOn continued to lead the media industry in innovation by introducing a social network where members can connect and engage. AlwaysOn is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (Stanford Summit, AlwaysOn Hollywood, AlwaysOn Media and GoingGreen) and quarterly print "blogozine" by empowering its members to post and share their ideas and meet each other online. As our loyal readers know, AlwaysOn is committed to the free-market, merit-driven approach to reporting and event programming. No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.

About Bigfoot Networks

Bigfoot Networks, the networking technology company behind the Killer™ line of gaming network cards, develops groundbreaking networking hardware and software for gamers and mass-market consumers. Bigfoot aims to support the rapidly growing online and competitive gaming markets, in addition to mainstream consumer applications that can benefit from the company's leading technology. The company's second-generation gaming network card, Killer Xeno™, offers integrated audio for hardware-accelerated voice-chat, designed to bring gamers the ultimate online experience.

In addition, the Killer Xeno platform provides Bigfoot Networks' partners and customers the fastest time to market with a flexible product design for customizing, licensing and distributing Killer Xeno. Bigfoot Networks is funded by leading venture capital firms North Bridge Venture Partners and Palomar Ventures. To learn more, visit Bigfoot Networks at www.bigfootnetworks.com.

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