XCom Global announced that it has been selected as a finalist in the Communications Products and Services  category for the upcoming 18th Annual TechAmerica High Tech Awards. As the leading voice representing the U.S. technology industry, TechAmerica takes pride in recognizing outstanding regional companies every year at its annual awards ceremony. For the 2011 futuristic-themed event, finalists will be acknowledged for their achievements during a luncheon reception on October 28th at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla.

“We are honored to be named a finalist for a TechAmerica High Tech Award,” said Seiji Nishimura, founder and CEO, XCom Global, Inc. “Our category is very competitive here in San Diego and we are pleased to be recognized for our accomplishments alongside our impressive colleagues.”

This year numerous local San Diego companies were nominated for their technological or business innovation; exceptional products or service; product marketplace validation; perseverance in the face of adversity; and community involvement for consideration in nine categories, including Software; Internet and Web Commerce; Computers and Related Products; Communications Products and Services; SaaS/Cloud; Semiconductors & Analytical Instrumentation; Clean Technology; IT Service/Contract Services; and Outstanding Emerging Growth.

XCom Global was selected as a finalist in the category for its Communications Products and Services for its innovative Internet access rental services for international travelers. “Since we launched our company in 2010, we have equipped thousands of travelers heading abroad with fast, affordable data connections,” said Nishimura. “We have had many of our customers tell us we’re a ‘lifesaver’ – whether keeping them connected 24/7 so they can stay on top of critical business transactions or saving them thousands of dollars their wireless carriers would have charged to maintain their typical level of Internet usage.”

“This year, we received an overwhelming amount of nominations from some tremendous companies,” said Kevin Carroll, regional vice president, TechAmerica. “The plethora of nominations is not only a testament to the individual companies, but to the rapidly growing San Diego High-Tech community. Selecting the winners will certainly not be an easy task.”

The 2011 TechAmerica High Tech Awards are sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barney & Barney, CB Richard Ellis, Deloitte, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Formula, Procopio,, and The Lawton Group.

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Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Associate Editor