SOURCE: Computerworld

September 18, 2007 11:41 ET

Computerworld Honors Program Names Foundry CEO and President to Chairmen's Committee

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwire - September 18, 2007) - Bob Carrigan, Chairman of the Computerworld Honors Program Chairmen's Committee and President of IDG Communications, today announced that Bobby Johnson, chief executive officer and president of Foundry Networks (NASDAQ: FDRY), has joined its prestigious Chairmen's Committee. Comprised of an elite group of top technology executives, the committee strives to recognize IT companies that have leveraged technology for the betterment of society.

"Through his work and leadership at Foundry, Mr. Johnson has demonstrated a profound understanding of how technology can positively impact society," said Carrigan. "By uniting Mr. Johnson with the Committee, which is comprised of other like-minded executives of his caliber, we hope to raise awareness of the importance of this program within the technology community and beyond."

The Computerworld Honors Program (http://cwhonors.org) unites chairmen and CEOs of the world's foremost information technology companies to recognize the most outstanding user achievements in technology each year. The process culminates with an awards ceremony, which will take place on June 2, 2008 in Washington, D.C., with a guest list that represents a "who's who" in IT. The technology achievements honored by this program are preserved and protected in national archives, as well as in more than 350 universities, museums and research institutions throughout the world.

As members of the Committee, Mr. Johnson and his peers will help to identify the organizations whose use of information technology has been especially noteworthy for the originality of its conception, the breadth of its vision and the significance of its benefit to society.

About Foundry Networks

Foundry Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FDRY) is a leading provider of high-performance enterprise and service provider switching, routing, security, and Web traffic management solutions including Layer 2/3 LAN switches, Layer 3 Backbone switches, Layer 4 - 7 application switches, wireless LAN and access points, access routers and metro routers. Foundry's customers include the world's premier ISPs, metro service providers, and enterprises including e-commerce sites, universities, entertainment, health and wellness, government, financial, and manufacturing companies. For more information about the company and its products, call 1.888.TURBOLAN or visit www.foundrynetworks.com.

About the Computerworld Honors Program

Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, the Computerworld Honors Program is governed by the not-for-profit Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation. In its 20th year, Computerworld Honors is the longest running global program to honor individuals and organizations that use information technology to benefit society.

Each year, the program's Chairmen's Committee, a group of 100 Chairmen/CEOs of global technology companies, nominates individuals and organizations around the world whose visionary application of information technology promotes positive social and economic progress. Nominations are evaluated by an independent board of CIO-level judges who select laureates, finalists and award winners, in 10 industry-related categories, to be honored at a Laureate Medal Ceremony. This year's ceremony and accompanying Gala Awards Program will take place on June 2, 2008 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

The technology achievements honored by this program are preserved and protected in national archives, and in over 350 universities, museums and research institutions throughout the world. Additional information about the program and a Global Archive of past laureate case studies and oral histories can be found at the Computerworld Honors website: www.cwhonors.org

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