The Idaho Technology Council will break from a 5-year-old tradition by electing Micron into the council’s Hall of Fame at its Oct. 21 ceremony at the Boise Centre.
The annual honor, established in 2010, typically goes to individuals.
Council founder and President Jay Larsen said the microchip manufacturer will be celebrated for its contributions to Idaho’s tech scene and economy.
“Micron’s global technology and innovation presence and its huge Idaho footprint makes the company a clear and fitting choice for the Hall of Fame,” Larsen said.
The council will announce winners of the 10th annual Idaho Innovation Awards at the event. The 12 finalists are:
Commercialized Innovation of the Year: AutoSense by PakSense, Burns 1401 Less Lethal Ammunition by Integrity Ballistics LLC, and PreView Wireless WorkSight Radar by Preco Electronics.
Early-Stage Innovation of the Year: Advanced Ceramic Fibers by Advanced Ceramic Fibers LLC, CellSage by the Idaho National Laboratory, and Integrated Waste Screening System by the Idaho National Laboratory.
Innovative Company of the Year: Fisher’s Technology, Kochava Inc. and Proof Eyewear.
Innovator of the Year: Dr. Lorna Finman, president of LCF Enterprises and founder of Discover Technology; Matt Rissell, CEO, TSheets.com; and Chris Taylor, president and CEO, Fisher’s Technology.
Stoel Rives LLP, Kickstand and the technology council present the innovation awards, which are supported by Deloitte.
The public can reserve tickets for $75 per person at idahotechcouncil.org