UBM Honors Nearly 20 Electronics Professionals, Teams & Organizations with 2017 Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards

Finalists and winners were honored during a ceremony held alongside ESC Silicon Valley & BIOMEDevice San Jose, Dec. 7-8 at the San Jose Convention Center

Dec 8, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM has announced winners of its 2016 Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards. Recipients of the awards, presented in partnership with EE Times and EDN, were honored during a ceremony held in conjunction with ESC Silicon Valley and BIOMEDevice San Jose. Nearly 20 of the best and brightest were awarded within a range of categories spanning the hottest new products, start-up companies, design teams, executives and more.

ACE Awards 2016

The 2017 ACE Awards Winners are:

Company of the Year
- Advanced Micro Devices

Executive of the Year
- Steve Sanghi – Microchip Technology Inc.

Design Team of the Year
- Palladium Z1 Enterprise Emulation Platform Design Team – Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Innovator of the Year
- Bobby Littrell – Vesper

Marketing Team of the Year
- Big Ass Marketing Team – Big Ass Solutions

Internet of Things Product of the Year
- Battery Powered Mobile IoT Nursing Workstation – Onyx Healthcare USA, Inc.

Start Up of the Year
- SiFive Inc.

Analog ICs
- AD9371 – Analog Devices, Inc.

Development Kits
- TI DLP NIRscan Nano Evaluation Module (EVM) – Texas Instruments

LEDs and Lighting
- ICL8105 – Infineon Technologies

Logic / Interface / Memory
- Samsung PM1633a Solid State Drive – Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

Passives, Interconnects, and Electromechanical
- Precise 800 – Orbotech

- 48V Direct to POL Datacenter – Vicor 

Processors (FPGAs, MCUs, Microprocessors)
- Stratix 10 MX SiP – Intel Corporation

Reference Designs
- MAXREFDES82# Smart Force Sensor Reference Design – Maxim Integrated

- VM1000 – Vesper

- Ultrahaptics Software Development Kit Version 2 - Ultrahaptics North America Incorporated

Test and Measurement Systems and Boards
- Keithley DMM7510 – Tektronix

Wireless / RF
- WiPry 5x – Oscium

To learn more about the ACE Awards, please visit: ubm.io/ACE16

"We're excited to honor this robust group for their dedication to their craft and efforts in bettering the industry for years to come" said Nina Brown, VP Events, UBM Americas. "The judging panel was given the difficult task of selecting winners from an incredibly talented group of finalists and we'd like to thank all of those participants for their amazing work and also honor their achievements. These awards aim to shine a light on the best in today's electronics realm and this group is the perfect example of excellence within both an important and complex industry."

UBM also honored joint ACE Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Dave Patterson and John Hennessey, co-writers of the seminal text in RISC processor architectures, as well as 2016 ESC Silicon Valley keynote speaker, physicist, engineer and author Ransom Stephens with the 2016 Jim Williams Contributor of the Year ACE Award, sponsored by Linear Technology.

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