Digidesign, the audio division of Avid Technology Inc., is to receive an Academy Award of Merit from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Digidesign, the audio division of Avid Technology Inc., is to receive an Academy Award of Merit from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Oscar statuette--to be presented during the Scientific and Technical Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 14 at the Ritz-Carlton, Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, Calif.--recognizes Digidesign for its Pro Tools digital audio workstation platform, a standard in music and soundtrack production.