Heart of Technology Hosts Benefit for CASA on June 3 at Austin City Limits Live

SANTA CRUZ, CA and AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- May 23, 2013 -- Heart of Technology (HOT), the philanthropic organization that advocates fundraising for non-profits that strengthen local communities, announces it will host a benefit, The Hot Zone, at the 50th celebration of the Design Automation Conference (DAC) in the penthouse Jack and Jim Gallery at the world famous music venue Austin City Limits Live, in Austin, Texas. HOT is proud to partner with CASA of Travis County, (Court Appointed Special Advocates), and support its goal to provide one volunteer advocate for every child in the Travis County court system. Find out more at http://www.heartoftechnology.org

Heart of Technology will host the HOT Zone as a sponsor of the 50th Celebration Event of DAC, which takes place the same week in Austin. Grammy Award winning band, Asleep at the Wheel, kicks-off the party followed by Heart of Technology founder Jim Hogan's band, Vista Roads. The evening closes out with the Stratocaster sound of the Texas Terraplanes. An array of food will be served on skewers, including special Texas-style favorites and late night breakfast buffet.

"Leadership has many metrics, but sharing success with those in need defines the greatest virtue of them all. Jim Hogan's Heart of Technology fundraiser, and the numerous EDA co-sponsors that support this great cause, are to be recognized as true leaders. Si2 appreciates the opportunity to join them, adding our support for CASA's at-risk children right here in our home town of Austin," said Si2 President and CEO Steve Schulz. Si2 is an Austin-based organization composed of nearly 100 industry-leading semiconductor, systems, EDA and manufacturing companies.

Several companies in Austin and the San Jose, CA, Silicon Valley, have come together to lend their support of the event. Sponsors include Atrenta, Ausdia, ChipEstimate.TV, CLK Design Automation, Cronox Group, EDA Consortium, IC Manage, Invarian, Jim Hogan LLC, Mod Marketing, Nimbic, Pro Plus Solutions, Shocking Technologies, Si2, Solido, Sonics, Tela Innovations, Uniquify, Verilab, and Waves Studio. You can find supporting quotes by the industry here.

Members of the high tech community are invited to attend the HOT Zone. Space is limited. To join us as a guest, make a donation of $50 or more to CASA. Present your receipt to receive a wristband at the door. Donations are tax deductible. The 50th DAC Celebration event is open to all registered attendees and exhibitors.

About Heart of Technology
Founded by Jim Hogan, a venture capitalist and software executive of more than 30 years, Heart of Technology (HOT) is a non-profit organization based in San Jose, Silicon Valley, California. The organization fosters the innovative spirit of high technology companies to support community-based non-profits and charitable businesses in their fundraising efforts to better individual lives and strengthen communities. Find out more: HOT

About CASA of Travis County
CASA of Travis County speaks up for children who've been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system. When the state steps in to protect a child's safety, a judge appoints a trained CASA volunteer to make independent and informed recommendations in the child's best interest. After 33 hours of intensive training, background checks and being sworn-in by a judge, volunteers are appointed to a child or family of children and spend an average of 20 hours a month advocating for these children for at least a year. Created in 1985, CASA of Travis County is now one of the top ten CASA programs in the nation, supporting more than 550 volunteers who advocate for at least 1,500 children a year. Find out more and get involved: CASA

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