ACE Awards honor innovators in engineering and technology

Jul 22, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- At an awards ceremony during the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley Tuesday evening, UBM Canon's EDN and EE Times announced the winners of the 2015 ACE (Annual Creativity in Electronics) Awards, celebrating the people and companies behind the technologies and products that are changing the world.

ACE Awards honor innovators in engineering and technology

The awards ceremony took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center as part of ESC, the industry's largest and most comprehensive electronics technology conference and expo in the United States.

"The advances made each day by engineering and design are outstanding, bettering every aspect of life for today and tomorrow," said Suzanne Deffree, Executive Editor, EDN & UBM Canon. "At the ACE Awards we celebrated some stellar examples of creativity in design, innovation, and technology. We congratulate and thank this year's ACE Awards nominees, finalists, and winners."

Following are the 2015 ACE Awards winners:

Company of the Year
NXP Semiconductors

Design Team of the Year
Imagination Technologies
PowerVR Wizard Ray Tracing GPU Design Team

Executive of the Year
Dr. Sehat Sutardja, Marvell 

Energy Technology Award
Cypress Semiconductor Corp.

Innovator of the Year
Dr. Chris Diorio, CEO, Impinj

Internet of Things Product of the Year

Marketing Team of the Year
Freescale Semiconductor Inc.

Start Up Company of the Year
Silicon Catalyst

STEM Impact Award
Steve Sanghi, Microchip Technology Inc.

Jim Williams Contributor of the Year
Steven M. Sandler

Lifetime Achievement Award
Bob Swanson
Co-Founder & Executive Chairman
Linear Technology Corporation

Lifetime Achievement Award
Bob Dobkin
Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer
Linear Technology Corporation

Ultimate Products
Analog ICs
Linear Technology

Ultimate Products
Development Kits
SDAccel development environment for OpenCL, C, and C++

Ultimate Products
LEDs and Lighting
Littelfuse Inc.
LSP05/LSP10 Series Surge Protection Device Modules

Ultimate Products
Integrated Device Technology
VersaClock 5 Programmable Clock Family

Ultimate Products
Passives, Interconnects and Electromechanical
TE Connectivity
Coolbit Optical Engines

Ultimate Products
Vicor Corporation
ChiP Bus Converter Module (BCM) Family

Ultimate Products
Processors (FPGAs, MCUs, Microprocessors)
Myriad 2

Ultimate Products
Reference Designs
Altera Corporation
Single-chip Secure Cloud-Enabled Programmable Logic Controller

Ultimate Products
Silicon Labs
Si1132/4x UV Sensor Family

Ultimate Products
National Instruments
LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite

Ultimate Products
Test and Measurement Systems and Boards
Teledyne LeCroy
LabMaster 10-100Zi

Ultimate Products
Cypress Semiconductor Corp.

A panel of EDN and EE Times editors, as well as independent judges, chose the finalists and winners.

EDN and EE Times editors also selected winners in additional categories, which included the Jim Williams Contributor of the Year, sponsored by Linear Technology, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

For more information on the awards program visit

The ACE Awards are sponsored by Executive Platinum and Ultimate Products category sponsor Mouser Electronics; Jim Williams, Contributor of the Year Award sponsor Linear Technology; and Platinum Sponsor Marvell.

About UBM Canon
UBM Canon is the leading B-to-B event producer, publisher, and digital media company for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the advanced manufacturing market and leverage our proprietary 1.3 million name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe. UBM Canon is part of UBM plc (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B-to-B communities and markets.

About the Embedded Systems Conference
The Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) is where the global design engineering community gathers to learn, collaborate and celebrate innovation. Held in Silicon Valley, Boston, and Minneapolis, ESC empowers the global design engineering community with hundreds of essential technical training classes and accreditation opportunities. For more information and to register for ESC, visit:

For more information, please contact:
Joseph Marks, Event Director, ESC & ACE Awards

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