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PC Magazine's 20th Annual Awards for Technical Excellence
Posted on 6-Nov-2003 19:10 | Filed under: News

PC Magazine, a Ziff Davis Media publication, announced the finalists for the 20th annual Awards for Technical Excellence. The awards recognize the products and influencers that have advanced the state of technology and set new standards for technical innovation. The winners will be announced at a special ceremony, sponsored by CDW, on Monday, 17th November 2003 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

PC Magazine will also recognize the Person of the Year, which celebrates an individual's contribution to technology and business in 2003. Additionally, the leading technology publication will present a Lifetime Achievement Award to an individual who has done the most to change how people use technology. Last year's Person of the Year Award went to Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. In 2002, the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to AMD's Jerry Sanders.

"These awards are for technical innovation, and we're quite pleased to see so many pioneering products this year," said Michael J. Miller, editor-in-chief, PC Magazine. "All of these nominees are proof that the technology market continues to show amazing changes and breakthroughs."

The publication's editorial staff and Lab analysts chose more than 35 products in 11 different categories. One winner in each category will be announced at the event. All finalists and winners will be posted on the Web at www.pcmag.com/techex and will be featured in the December 30th issue of PC Magazine. The finalists are:

Personal Computers
  • Apple G5
  • Hy-Tek Tek Panel 300
  • Toshiba Protégé 3500 Tablet

    Mobile Devices
  • Handspring Treo 600
  • Nokia 6800
  • Samsung I-500
  • Sony Ericsson P800

    Components
  • AMD Opteron/Athlon 64
  • Broadcom VCM4317 WiFi Chip
  • IBM Power PC 970/G5
  • Intel Pentium M

    Storage Devices
  • Cornice Storage Element Micro Device
  • IBM Active Protection System Drives
  • Sony Dual Format DVD Recorder

    Digital Input Devices
  • Foveon X3 Image Sensor
  • Fuji Fourth Generation 6 megapixel CCD
  • Kodak DCS Pro 14N Digital Camera
  • Sony Four Color CCD

    Digital Output Devices
  • Eizo ColorEdge CG21 LCD Monitor
  • Epson Stylus Pro 4000
  • Universal VersaLaser

    System Software
  • FSLogic Protect
  • Microsoft DirectX 9
  • VMware ESX Server 2 and Virtual SMP

    Collaboration Software
  • Colligo Workgroup Edition
  • Kubi Collaborative eMail
  • SightSpeed Video Messaging

    Communication Software
  • Apreso/Agility Presenter
  • Microsoft Office 2003 System
  • Mode Eleven Broadcast Screensaver

    Development Tools
  • BEA Workshop 8.1
  • Compuware DevPartner Studio 7.1
  • Sybase SQL Anywhere Studio

    Protocols
  • 802.11g
  • Serial ATA
  • WS-I Basic Profile



  • More information: http://www.pcmag.com/techex...
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