HILLSBORO, Ore.--()--TriQuint (NASDAQ:TQNT), a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, is honored to announce it has received the 2012 Corporate Wellness Award from TechAmerica, the nation’s leading technology trade association. The award recognizes a company and its HR staff for promoting internal employee wellness in the organization. TriQuint’s wellness initiative, called “Live Well”, gives employees and their families not only the tools and resources, but also the motivation to make good choices about their overall physical, mental and financial health.
“One of the most rewarding things about implementing a Wellness Initiative like ‘Live Well’ at TriQuint has been seeing how passionately our employees all over the world have embraced it. Employees have told us that our programs have literally saved their lives. There is nothing more rewarding than that”
“The technology community has long been known to support the health and well-being of our employees and TriQuint exemplified that commitment this year. We are thrilled to honor their efforts,” said Shawn Osborne, President and CEO of TechAmerica.
In addition to offering employees and their spouses biometric screenings, educational courses and a host of other programs, TriQuint partnered with TechAmerica to offer a wellness walking challenge. TriQuint stood out in the TechAmerica challenge by having 428 active participants, the most of any company participating. Employees from TriQuint sites around the globe formed 124 teams for the friendly eight week competition, and walked or ran more than 230 million steps collectively.
“One of the most rewarding things about implementing a Wellness Initiative like ‘Live Well’ at TriQuint has been seeing how passionately our employees all over the world have embraced it. Employees have told us that our programs have literally saved their lives. There is nothing more rewarding than that,” said Debbie Burke, TriQuint Vice President of Human Resources. “We continue to listen to our employees’ suggestions on how to make the programs more relevant to them, and the changes are really making a difference. We are honored to be recognized for the Corporate Wellness Award by TechAmerica.”
Burke accepted the award for TriQuint at TechAmerica’s 54th annual David Packard Medal of Achievement and Innovators Award Dinner on October 9, 2012. To learn more about TriQuint’s Live Well program, view the videos on YouTube.
FACTS ABOUT TRIQUINT
Founded in 1985, TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TQNT) is a leading global provider of innovative RF solutions and foundry services for the world's top communications, defense and aerospace companies. People and organizations around the world need real-time, all-the-time connections; TriQuint products help reduce the cost and increase the performance of connected mobile devices and the networks that deliver critical voice, data and video communications. With the industry’s broadest technology portfolio, recognized R&D leadership, and expertise in high-volume manufacturing, TriQuint creates standard and custom products using gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium nitride (GaN), surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technologies. The company has ISO9001-certified manufacturing facilities in the U.S., production in Costa Rica, and design centers in North America and Germany. For more information, visit www.triquint.com.