DesignCon Announces 2011 DesignVision Award Winners

Worldwide industry leaders selected for 'industry best' products

Feb 2, 2011

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Electronics, a UBM company and the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers, proudly announces the 2011 DesignVision Award winners. Products were evaluated by the DesignCon technical committee including 130 engineers and industry editors.


The DesignVision Awards celebrate the achievements of the most innovative electronics companies and the unique tools that support customer needs to improve and simplify the design process. Selection criteria included industry vision, solution originality, and quality of implementation.

The 2011 DesignVision winners include:

Simberian Simbeor 2011

PCB Design Tools Category

Altera Variable Precision DSP Architecture

Semiconductor & IP Category

QualiSystems TestShell 4.3

Design Verification Tools Category

Molex EXTreme Ten60Power™ High Current Connector

Interconnect Technologies & Components Category

GateRocket SoftPatch

IC Design Tools Category

SpringSoft Verdi™ Power-aware Debug Module

System Modeling & Simulation Tools Category

International Rectifier DirectFET2®

Semiconductor Components and ICs Category

Lecroy WaveMaster 845 Zi-A Oscilloscope

Test & Measurement Equipment Category

"The industry esteemed DesignVision awards honor the achievements of the most innovative semiconductor companies, the most prominent visionaries, and the most successful design tools in the industry," said David Blaza, UBM Electronics vice president.  "Reaching a final decision was difficult given the many excellent products submitted deserving of these awards."

Kicking off the worldwide electronics 2011 conference season, DesignCon had record registration; 137 exhibitors; 125 technical sessions. The success of this conference is attributed to its highly technical content selected by engineers for engineers.  Technical tracks, sessions and papers are selected by the 130-member technical board over a 10-month period.

About UBM Electronics

UBM Electronics is the global leader in media and marketing solutions for the electronics industry. UBM Electronics delivers results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the design, development and commercialization of technology through its market leading brands, peer communities and professional education services. More than 2.2 million engineering professionals engage with UBM Electronics brands which include EE Times, EDN, EDN China, EDN Asia, EDN Japan, Design News and Test & Measurement World, TechOnline, Designlines and across the globe to accelerate technology sales. The international electronics community gathers at UBM Electronics market leading events such as the Embedded Systems Conferences, DesignCon and ARM Technology Conference to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. Additionally, UBM Electronics provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation marketing, integrated media, custom solutions and research. UBM Electronics is part of UBM (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

About United Business Media Limited

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