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Six Oregon Public Technology Companies to Hold Meetings for the Financial Investment Community in August

Six Oregon Public Technology Companies to Hold Meetings for the Financial Investment Community in August

PORTLAND, Ore., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Now in its sixth year, the Oregon Technology Investor Tour continues to provide a unique opportunity for the financial investment community to interact directly with Oregon public technology companies, meet their management teams, demonstrate products, and take company tours. The tour will be held at individual company sites on August 11-12, and will feature these six public technology companies: ESI Inc.; FEI Company; Mentor Graphics Corporation; Pixelworks, Inc., RadiSys Corporation; and TriQuint Semiconductor.

"The real value in the Oregon Technology Investor Tour is that investors and analysts can derive more value from a single trip and experience a given company first-hand at its location," said Jennifer Bosze, Executive Director of AeA's Oregon Council. "From the company's perspective, it is a great opportunity to band together to raise the profile of Oregon public technology companies and combine efforts to attract a larger financial investment audience to Oregon."

"Participating in the Oregon Technology Investor Tour is a great way for TriQuint to showcase its well-diversified portfolio of growing businesses and highlight our strong management team. We believe this tour is a great way for investors to learn more about the health and diversity of Portland's 'Silicon Forest' and we look forward to sharing our story with a large and diverse group of investors," said Steve Buhaly, Chief Financial Officer, TriQuint Semiconductor.

"The AeA Technology Investor Tour provides a tremendous opportunity for the state of Oregon to showcase its leading public technology companies," explained ESI President and Chief Executive Officer Nick Konidaris. "In recent years, a number of high-tech companies have been successfully incubated and grown here, while ESI has enjoyed a history of growth in Portland for over 60 years. The AeA Technology Tour elevates our region's innovation and competitiveness to increase vital financial investments in Oregon's high-tech companies."

For more information, or to register for the event, please visit http://www.aeanet.org/oregontechtour.

About AeA

AeA, the nation's largest technology trade association representing all segments of the high-tech industry, is dedicated solely to helping our members' top line and bottom line. We do this in partnership with our small, medium, and large member companies by lobbying governments at the state, federal, and international levels, providing access to capital and business opportunities, and offering select business services and networking programs. For more information, please visit http://www.aeanet.org/.

About the Presenting Companies Mentor Graphics Corporation

Mentor Graphics(R) is a technology leader in electronic design automation (EDA), providing software and hardware design solutions that enable companies to develop better electronic products faster and more cost-effectively. The company offers innovative products and solutions that help engineers overcome the design challenges they face in the increasingly complex worlds of board and chip design. Mentor Graphics has the broadest industry portfolio of best-in-class products and is the only EDA company with an embedded software solution.

Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. More information available at http://www.mentorgraphics.com/.

ESI, Inc.

ESI is a pioneer and leading supplier of world-class photonics and laser systems that help its microelectronics customers achieve compelling yield and productivity gains. The company's industry-leading, application-specific products enhance electronic-device performance in three key sectors -- semiconductors, components and electronic interconnect -- by enabling precision fine-tuning of device microfeatures in high-volume manufacturing environments.

Founded in 1944, ESI is headquartered in Portland, Ore. More information is available at: www.esi.com.

FEI, Inc.

FEI is the world leader in pioneering technologies and applications that deliver imaging solutions for 3D characterization, analysis and modification/prototyping with resolutions down to the sub-Angstrom level. Our customers, working in advanced research and manufacturing, are supported by field-experienced applications specialists. They have open access to FEI's prestigious global user network so they can succeed in accelerating nanoscale discovery and contribute to better living through new product commercialization. FEI's NanoPorts in North America, Europe and Asia provide centers of technical excellence where our world-class community of customers and specialists collaborate on the ongoing development of new ideas and innovative solutions. FEI has sales and service operations in more than 50 countries around the world. More information can be found at: www.fei.com.


Pixelworks, headquartered in Tualatin, Oregon, is an innovative designer, developer and marketer of video and pixel processing technology semiconductors and software for high-end digital video applications. At design centers in Shanghai and San Jose, Pixelworks engineers push pixel performance to new levels for leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and professional displays worldwide. For more information visit: www.pixelworks.com.

RadiSys Corporation

RadiSys is a leading provider of advanced embedded solutions for the communications networking and commercial systems markets. Through intimate customer collaboration and combining innovative technologies and industry leading architecture, RadiSys helps OEMs, systems integrators and solution providers bring better products to market faster and more economically. RadiSys products include embedded boards, application enabling platforms and turn-key systems, which are used in today's complex computing, processing and network intensive applications. For more information, visit http://www.radisys.com/, write to [email protected], or call 800-950-0044 or 503-615-1100.

TriQuint Semiconductor

TriQuint Semiconductor supplies high-performance modules and components for communications companies worldwide. We are a leader in market diversity across wireless handsets, base stations, broadband communications, space and military products. TriQuint provides standard and custom product solutions including a wide selection of foundry services. Our advanced process technologies include gallium arsenide (GaAs), surface acoustic wave (SAW), and bulk acoustic wave (BAW). Our goals are to improve the performance and lower the cost of our customers' applications. TriQuint has design, sales and manufacturing facilities in Oregon, Texas, and Florida, a production plant in Costa Rica, design centers in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Colorado and Munich, Germany. Our sales and field application engineering support offices are located throughout the world. For more information, visit http://www.triquint.com.

AeA - Oregon Council

CONTACT: Jennifer Bosze, Executive Director, AeA Oregon Council,
+1-503-624-6050, [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.aeanet.org/

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