NetApp Recognized by California Innovation Corridor Partners as "Innovation All-Star" at Statewide Event
Sunnyvale, Calif. - April 26, 2007 --
Network Appliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:
NTAP), a leader in advanced network storage solutions, today
announced that it has been named one of the 15 most Innovative
All-Stars by the California Innovation Corridor. NetApp was honored
at the two-day California Tech 100 conference, April 24-25, 2007 at
the Irvine Hilton, Orange County Airport.
The California Tech 100, endorsed by the California Commission for
Jobs and Economic Growth, honored the top 15 Innovation All-Stars
with the California Innovation Award for outstanding leadership in
innovation during a special late-afternoon ceremony on April
"We are honored to be selected as one of the
15 most innovative companies in California at this inaugural
event," said Dan Warmenhoven, CEO of NetApp. "NetApp has always had
a reputation for innovation, in our products and in our business,
and to be recognized by the State of California is a special
"We believe that innovation and
entrepreneurship are the drivers of economic growth in California,"
said Mark Mosher, executive director for the California Commission
for Jobs and Economic Growth, a nonprofit corporation whose members
are chosen by the governor to advise him on how to expand jobs and
economic growth in the state. "These Innovation All-Stars are
models for our state."
Managed by the California Space Authority, and
administered through the California Labor and Workforce Development
Agency, the California Innovation Corridor is one of the state's
initiatives to foster innovation. It includes more than 60 partner
organizations throughout 13 counties. Corridor partners reviewed
nearly 300 nominees before reducing the list to 75 All-Stars.
for a full roster of Innovation All-Star companies.
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