SOURCE: Plantronics, Inc.

Plantronics, Inc.

May 04, 2011 15:00 ET

Plantronics Announced as Finalist for TechAmerica Foundation's American Technology Awards

SANTA CRUZ, CA--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) today announced that the Savor™ M1100 Bluetooth® Earpiece has been selected as a finalist in the telecommunications category for TechAmerica Foundation's American Technology Awards, "The Termans," which bestows the only national "Best Of" awards that recognize all technology products and services across the technology industry. Nominations for The American Technology Awards, "The Termans," were vetted by industry experts and TechAmerica Foundation leadership. These awards were named after Frederick Terman, who is widely credited as being the father of Silicon Valley.

"It is an honor to be considered as a finalist for the TechAmerica Foundation American Technology Awards," said Greg Miller, Senior Product Manager, Plantronics. "The Savor M1100 Bluetooth Earpiece is a testament to Plantronics' commitment to manufacturing high-quality and innovated headsets."

"This year we saw a number of nominations from many companies new to the competition," said Dallas Advisory Partners Founder and TechAmerica Foundation Chairman, David Sanders. "We congratulate all of this year's finalists, and look forward to celebrating their achievements with them at the Technology and Government Dinner."

Nominations for The Termans are vetted by industry experts and TechAmerica Foundation leadership. Individual Terman Awards will be presented for products and services in the following categories:

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Clean Tech/Green Tech
  • Cloud Computing/Software as a Service
  • Consumer Electronics/Computers and Peripherals
  • Cyber Security & Authentication
  • Health & Medical Technologies
  • Internet Services & E-Commerce
  • IT Services & Consulting
  • Semiconductors & Electronic Components
  • Server & Storage Technology
  • Smart Grid & Smart Instruments
  • Software
  • Technology Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications

The winners will be presented on June 15 at TechAmerica Foundation's ninth annual Technology and Government Dinner, which has been a premier Washington, DC networking event bringing hundreds of industry, congressional and government leaders together at one venue to celebrate the partnership between industry and government. For more information, please visit http://www.techamericafoundation.org/technology-government.

About TechAmerica Foundation
TechAmerica Foundation educates executives, policymakers, opinion leaders on the size, scope, outlook, and impact of the technology industry and on policies that enable and promote technological innovations to advance prosperity, security, and the general welfare. Launched in 1981, the Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit affiliate of TechAmerica, which is the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. The Foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy, and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, and other areas of national interest. It also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the Foundation's findings. Learn more about TechAmerica Foundation at www.techamericafoundation.org.

About Plantronics
Plantronics is a world leader in personal audio communications for professionals and consumers. From unified communication solutions to Bluetooth headsets, Plantronics delivers unparalleled audio experiences and quality that reflect our nearly 50 years of innovation and customer commitment. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100 and is the headset of choice for air traffic control, 911 dispatch and the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com or call (800) 544-4660.

Plantronics is a registered trademark, and Savor is a trademark of Plantronics, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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