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LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman Awarded David Packard Lifetime Acheivement Medal

Posted by Tom Foremski - October 10, 2012

Reid Hoffman (above), one of Silicon Valley's most successful investors and innovators, has received the 54th David Packard Medal of Achievement Award from TechAmerica.


- Michael Fertik , Founder and CEO of received Entrepreneur of the Year.

- Tarkan Maner, VP and General Manager, Cloud Client Computing at Dell, received the Community Service Innovator Award.

- TriQuint Semiconductor won the Corporate Wellness Award.

"The impact of the technology community becomes apparent when you gather all of these talented people in one room to celebrate not only business success but a conscience effort to better the community around us," said Shawn Osborne, President & CEO of TechAmerica.

The David Packard Medal, named after Hewlett-Packard co-founder, began in 1959 to recognize lifetime contributors and pioneers in what was then a very young high tech industry with very few that would have qualified for a "lifetime" achievement.

Pictures from the event.

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