PC Magazine announced the winners of its 20th annual Awards for Technical Excellence. The awards recognize products or technologies that have advanced the state of the art; and will have a significant impact on the future directions of technology. The winners were revealed at a special ceremony held 17th November 2003 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The ceremony was sponsored by CDW.
"We review thousands of products each year and have found the entries in this year's awards to be among the best the technology industry has to offer," said Michael J. Miller, editor-in-chief, PC Magazine. "2003 has been a year of steady recovery, regained confidence, and renewed optimism, and nowhere is this better reflected than in our finalists and winners. Congratulations to all of them."
The 2003 winners:
Mobile Devices: PalmOne Treo 600
Personal Computers: Apple Power Mac G5
Components: AMD Opteron & Athlon 64
Storage Devices: Cornice Storage Element
Digital Input Devices: Foveon X3 5M Direct Image Sensor
Digital Output Devices: Epson Stylus Pro 4000
System Software: VMware ESX Server 2 & Virtual SMP
Collaboration Software: Colligo Workgroup Edition
Communication Software: Microsoft Office 2003 System
Development Tools: BEA WebLogic Workshop 8.1
Person of the Year: Carly Fiorina, CEO, Hewlett-Packard
Lifetime Achievement: Scott Cook, Founder, Intuit