April 05, 2006 08:00 ET

Red Herring Releases Short-List of Finalists for the "Red Herring 100 North America" Awards

Most-Promising Technology Ventures Will Be Honored at the Red Herring Spring 2006 CEO Summit

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 5, 2006 -- The Red Herring announced that it has narrowed the field of contenders for its annual "Red Herring 100 North America" list to 200 companies. Well over 1,000 privately held technology companies submitted to this year's edition of the prestigious award, giving evidence to the invigorated innovative and entrepreneurial strength of the technology ecosystem.

The names of the 200 companies short-listed as finalists for the "Red Herring 100 North America" can also be found online at

Following another rigorous review process, the "Red Herring 100 North America" will be unveiled at the exclusive "Red Herring Spring 2006" CEO summit, May 23-25 in Monterey, California, during which the technology industry's most-innovative CEOs, venture financiers, and corporate strategists will gather to meet this next wave of disruptive companies.

High-quality companies

"We can see the resurgence of the tech sector reflected in the quantity and variety of excellent companies that we had to choose from in putting our list together," said Joel Dreyfuss, Editor-in-Chief of Red Herring. "It was difficult to choose the 200 finalists and we are very happy with the stellar quality of the companies on this short-list."

More than just buzz

The "Red Herring 100 North America" award is an important part of Red Herring's tradition of recognizing new and innovative technology firms and their entrepreneurial founders. The over 1,000 nominees were rigidly evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their ecosystem. This unique assessment of potential complemented by a review of the actual track record and standing of a company allows Red Herring to see past the "buzz" and make the list an invaluable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry.

Bringing together the best

As part of this tradition to honor innovation and entrepreneurship in the business of technology, Red Herring will again host "Red Herring Spring," a two-day invitation-only summit for the CEOs and founders of the Red Herring 100 winners and finalists in Monterey, California. The summit's C-level attendees will convene under the theme "The Pursuit of Disruption" to discuss major trends and opportunities and to explore partnerships, alliances, investments, and M&A activities. Further information regarding the event and how to register is available at

About Red Herring

Red Herring is a sophisticated insider's guide to the business of technology, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy, from the Internet to wireless communications and digital entertainment. Red Herring reports on how innovation and entrepreneurship are transforming business and how the business of technology is transforming the world, providing readers with a deep understanding of venture capital and capital markets. Recognized as an essential resource in today's fast-changing business world, Red Herring gets the right answers before anyone else even thinks to ask the questions. More information on Red Herring is available on the Internet at

The 200 companies short-listed as finalists for the "Red Herring 100 North America" are (in alphabetical order):

3VR Security, Inc., San Francisco, CA
A10 Networks, San Jose, CA
A123Systems, Watertown, MA
Adknowledge, Inc., Kansas City, MO
AirG, Vancouver, BC
Ambit Inc., San Diego, CA
Amp'd Mobile, Aliso Viejo, CA
AmpliMed, Tucson, AZ
Amyris Biotechnologies, Inc., Emeryville, CA
ANDA Networks, Inc, Sunnyvale, CA
Aperto Networks, Milpitas, CA
Application Security, Inc., New York, NY
Attensa, Inc., Portland, OR
Barracuda Networks, Inc., Mountain View, CA
Bay Microsystems, Inc., San Jose, CA
Bazaarvoice, Austin, TX
Become, Inc., Mountain View, CA
Berkeley Design Automation, Santa Clara, CA
Bharosa, Santa Clara, CA
BioPassword, Inc., Issaquah, WA
BitTorrent, San Francisco, CA
Black Duck Software, Inc., Waltham, MA
BorderWare Technologies Inc., Mississauga, ON
Boston Circuits, Inc., Burlington, MA
BroadLight, Inc., Mountain View, CA
Buzz Metrics, Inc., New York, NY
Calix Networks, Inc., Petaluma, CA
Cape Clear Software, Waltham, MA
Cavium Networks, Inc., Santa Clara, CA
Caymas Systems, San Jose, CA
Centrality Communications Inc., Santa Clara, CA
Centro, Chicago, IL
ClairMail, Novato, CA
ClearFuels Technology, Inc., Aiea, HI
Cloudmark, San Francisco, CA
Cobasys, Orion, MI
CollabNet, Brisbane, CA
Contactual, Inc, San Mateo, CA
ContextWeb Inc, New York, NY
Converged Access, Billerica, MA
Current Communications Group, Germantown, MD
CyThera Inc., San Diego, CA
Data Domain, Palo Alto, CA
Delta-Q Technologies Corp., Burnaby, BC
Determina, Redwood City, CA
DiVitas Networks, Mountain View, CA
DriveCam, Inc., San Diego, CA
Dualcor Technologies, Scotts Valley, CA
Egenera, Inc., Marlboro, MA
Egenix, Inc., Millbrook, NY
EnerNOC, Inc., Boston, MA
Enigma Semiconductor, Santa Clara, CA
EnterpriseDB Corporation, Iselin, NJ
Entropic Communications, San Diego, CA
E-One Moli Energy (Canada) Ltd., Maple Ridge, BC
EqualLogic, Inc., Nashua, NH
Eurekster, Inc., San Francisco, CA
FatLens, Inc. , Mountain View, CA
FeedBurner, Chicago, IL
FilmLoop, Palo Alto, CA
Firefly Energy Inc., Peoria, IL
First Solar LLC, Phoenix, AZ
Forterra Systems, San Mateo, CA
Funambol, Redwood City, CA
Geomagic, Research Triangle Park, NC
GetActive Software, Berkeley, CA
GlobeImmune, Louisville, CO
Glu Mobile, San Mateo, CA
GlycoFi, Lebanon, NH
Gotuit Media Corp., Woburn, MA
GraniteEdge Networks, Bellevue, WA
GreenFuel Technologies Corporation, Cambridge, MA
Groove Mobile, Inc, Andover, MA
GUBA, LLC, San Francisco, CA
Habeas, Inc., Mountain View, CA
Havok, San Francisco, CA
HelioVolt, Austin, TX
Hypnion, Inc., Lexington, MA
I4 Commerce, Timonium, MD
Infinera Corp., Sunnyvale, CA
Infoblox, Sunnyvale, CA
Ingenio, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Ingres Corporation, Redwood City, CA
Innodia Inc., Laval, QC
InPhase Technologies, Longmont, CO
Inrix, Inc., Kirkland, WA
IPextreme Inc., Campbell, CA
iRise, El Segundo, CA
iUpload, Burlington, ON
Jadoo Power Systems Inc., Folsom, CA
JAJAH, Menlo Park, CA
JasperSoft Corporation , San Francisco, CA
JLT Mobile Computers, Tempe, AZ
JotSpot, Palo Alto, CA
Ketera Technologies, Santa Clara, CA
Koolspan, Inc., Bethesda, MD
Kosmix, Mountain View, CA
Lentigen Corporation, Baltimore, MD
Lockdown Networks, Inc., Seattle, WA
Log Savvy Corporation, Berkeley, CA
LogLogic, San Jose, CA
Luminetx, Memphis, TN
Magenn Power Inc., Kanata, ON
Magnolia Broadband, Bedminster, NJ
Massive Incorporated, New York, NY
Matisse Networks, Inc., Mountain View, CA
Mediabolic, Inc., San Mateo, CA
Medsphere, Aliso Viejo, CA
meebo Inc. , Palo Alto, CA
Meetro, Palo Alto, CA
MeeVee, Inc., Burlingame, CA
Melodeo, Seattle, WA
Miasolé, Santa Clara, CA
Mimix Broadband, Inc. , Houston , TX
Mobilitec, San Mateo, CA
Molecular Imprints Inc., Austin, TX
MovieBeam, Inc., Burbank, CA
Mozilla Corporation, Mountain View, CA
mPortal, Inc, Vienna, VA
Nanosphere, Inc. , Northbrook, IL
Nantero, Woburn, MA
Navio Systems, Cupertino, CA
Nereus Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA
NetContinuum, Inc., Santa Clara, CA
Neterion, Inc., Cupertino, CA
Network Chemistry, Redwood City, CA
Neugenesis Corporation, Mountain View, CA
Newport Media, Inc., Lake Forest, CA
Nexidia Inc., Atlanta, GA
Nextrials, Inc., San Ramon, CA
Novare Surgical Systems, Inc., Cupertino, CA
nTAG Interactive, Boston, MA
Ojos, Inc., Redwood City, CA
Open-Silicon, Sunnyvale, CA
OpSource, Inc., Santa Clara, CA
Optimer Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA
OQO, Inc. , San Francisco, CA
Origen Therapeutics, Burlingame, CA
Orion Genomics, St. Louis, MI
Parkingcarma, Berkeley, CA
Passmark Security, Menlo Park, CA
Pentaho Corporation, Orlando, FL
PGP Corporation, Palo Alto, CA
Pluck Corporation, Austin, TX
PodShow, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Primera Biosystems, Mansfield, MA
Quartics, Inc., IRVINE, CA
Rapt, San Francisco, CA
Raza Microelectronics, San Jose, CA
Reconnex Corporation, Mountain View, CA
Red Bend Software, Framingham, MA
Revver Inc., Hollywood, CA
rPath, Raleigh, NC
Ruckus Wireless, Mountain View, CA
Scaled Composites, LLC, Mojave, CA
Scanbuy, New York, NY
Sharpcast, Inc., Palo Alto, CA
Silver Peak Systems, Mountain View, CA
Skybox Security, Inc., San Jose, CA
SkyPilot Networks, Santa Clara, CA
Sling Media, Inc., San Mateo, CA
Small Bone Innovations, Inc. , New York, NY
SNOCAP, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Socialtext, Palo Alto, CA
Solfocus, Inc., Saratoga, CA
SOMA Networks, Inc., San Francisco, CA
SpikeSource, Inc., Redwood City, CA
Spot Runner, Los Angeles, CA
Stealth Communications, Inc., New York, NY
Streamload, San Diego, CA
SunRocket, Inc., Vienna, VA
superDimension, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
Surface Logix, Inc., Brighton, MA
TagWorld Inc, Santa Monica, CA
Tarari, Inc, San Diego, CA
Tazz Networks, Providence, RI
TeleCIS Wireless, Santa Clara, CA
The Multiverse Network, Inc., Mountain View, CA
The NewsMarket, Inc., New York, NY
thePlatform, Seattle, WA
ThingMagic, Cambridge, MA
Tizor, Maynard, MA
Topix Technologies, Inc., Laguna Hills, CA
TorreyPines Therapeutics, La Jolla, CA
Traction Software, Inc., Providence, RI
Transera Communications, Cupertino, CA
U3, LLC, Redwood City, CA
Visage Mobile, Inc, San Francisco, CA
Vivace Semiconductor, Inc., Beverly, MA
Vivisimo, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Vivox, Framingham, MA
ViXS Systems, Inc. , Toronto, ON
Voxify, Inc., Alameda, CA
Xceive Corporation, Santa Clara, CA
Xencor Inc., Monrovia, CA
XOsoft, Waltham, MA
YouTube, San Mateo, CA
Zazzle, Palo Alto, CA
Zillow, Seattle, WA
Zimbra, San Mateo, CA

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