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12 Austin Companies Make Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 List

us_tmtf500Twelve Austin companies made Deloitte’s annual Technology Fast 500 list, up from eight companies last year.

Deloitte ranks the fastest growing private and public companies in the technology industry. Five of the companies made the list last year and again made the list this year including Kinnser Software, 181, Bazaarvoice, 186, SailPoint, 233, HomeAway, 404 and SolarWinds, 405.

Phunware ranked highest on the list at the number four spot growing at 17,716 percent from last year, according to Deloitte. Q1 Media hit the list at 69th spot. And One Source Networks ranked at 160.

Others on the list included Cirrus Logic at 266, Zenoss at 299, Asure Software at 459 and Starmount at 498.

The full list can be found at Fast500.com.

John Melanson of Cirrus Logic Named Outstanding Inventor

John Melanson, senior technical advisor for Cirrus Logic in Austin.

John Melanson, senior technical advisor for Cirrus Logic in Austin.

John Melanson, a senior technical fellow with Cirrus Logic, has 278 U.S. patents and another 91 pending.

Melason has more patents that Nikola Tesla.

And this week, Melanson received the Outstanding Inventor Award from the Austin Intellectual Property Law Association.

Melanson has worked for more than 40 years in the technology industry, including 15 years at Cirrus Logic, which develops high-precision, analog and mixed signal integrated circuits, in Austin.

“Many of his patents have contributed to pioneering engineering breakthroughs in the fields of audio-signal processing, mixed-signal processing and light emitting diode (LED) controller technologies,” according to a news release.

In the past, Melanson has received the 2007 State Bar of Texas Inventor of the year award and in 2004 he received an Academy Award for pioneering digital audio editing in the film industry.

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