Fulbright’s Pike Powers was one of four finalists for the first-ever AeA Texas Legends Award. The award was established to recognize an individual, company or organization in Texas whose vision, leadership and influence have had an enduring effect on the technology industry.
Powers has worked for many years to bring high-technology companies to his hometown of Austin and to establish Central Texas as one of the nation’s major centers for research and technology development in numerous fields.
Gene Frantz of Texas Instruments, one of the world's foremost authorities in digital signal processing (DSP) applications, was named the winner of the award at the Tech Titans Gala on September 29, 2007. The other two finalists for the award were: William Hunt, a director of Andrew Corporation, a global designer, manufacturer, and supplier of communications equipment, services, and systems; and Intellicall, Inc., a public access telecommunications firm; and George Platt, CEO of ViewCast Corporation, a global provider of audio and video communication products.
AeA (formerly the American Electronics Association), founded in 1943, is a nationwide non-profit trade association that represents all segments of the technology industry.