Sub-sectorsTechlandia reflects an organic aggregation of the region’s strengths; providing energy through diversity and allowing innovative, critical masses to form. The more visible sub-sectors include Mobile, Open Source, Cybersecurity, Embedded, Healthcare IT, and more. Here’s a closer look:
Mobile applications bring exciting new functionality to life on smartphones and mobile devices, creating a user experience that is widely accessible and visually appealing. Techlandia has spawned a community of leading mobile app pioneers, such as Urban Airship, FreeRange360 and Cloud Four. Established industry giants are also active here: Walmart recently acquired mobile app developer Small Society; and Intel recently merged its mobile operating system with a parallel effort from cell phone maker Nokia.
At the same time, engineers at regional facilities of Intel, IBM and Hewlett Packard are busy coding new advancements in open source development. That's why major technology conventions and trade shows such as the Open Source Convention (OSCON), Open Source Bridge, Innotech, and Webvisions have come to Techlandia.
A number of market-leading cybersecurity software firms are members of Techlandia. McAfee (now owned by Intel), Symantec, Tripwire, and Galois, are just some of the local software companies that develop technologies, processes and practices to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access.
The role of embedded software is not the transformation of data, but rather the interaction with physical products. The Techlandia community is particularly strong in embedded software for medical devices, test and measurement equipment, electronics and semiconductors. Intel, Tektronix, Mentor Graphics, Wacker/Siltronic, FLIR, FEI, GE Medical, and Welch Allyn all have significant operations here.
Healthcare IT deals with the storage, retrieval, sharing, and use of healthcare information, data, and knowledge for communication and decision making. Techlandia members are leaders in healthcare IT innovation: large research and development centers and anchor institutions including Oregon Health & Science University, Intel, GE Medical, and Cambia Health Solutions; as well as high-growth technology companies such as Kryptiq, Prolifiq, Home Dialysis Plus, and SweetSpot Diabetes Care (acquired by DexCom, Inc.) Areas of particular strength include: bioinformatics, electronic health record solutions, and health data mobilization.
Creative masterminds harness cutting edge technology that attracts world-class talent to our animation, visual effects (VFX) and motion graphics studios. Our growing film and television production industry hires local firms like Hive-FX to do transformative special effects on television shows set in our City. LAIKA animation studio produces iconic commercials and Oscar-nominated film. ADi uses ethnographic animation to bring new ideas to life. Award winning studios like FashionBuddha push the boundaries of what’s next.