EE Times Ace Award Nominations Deadline Friday February 1, 2008

Annual award honors creativity and innovation in embedded systems as part of ESC Silicon Valley

Jan 23, 2008

CMP Technology's EE Times today announced that nominations for the Fourth Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards are due Friday, February 1.

The ACE Awards, developed in 2005, are awarded each year to celebrate the individuals, companies and products that demonstrate innovation and leadership in embedded systems. The winners are selected by a panel of judges comprised of industry thought leaders, leading educators and Wall Street executives.

  Nominees are judged in the following categories:

  --  Company of the Year -- Small/Medium (Under $750 million in sales)
  --  Company of the Year -- Large (Over $750 million in sales)
  --  Design Team of the Year
  --  Executive of the Year
  --  Innovator of the Year
  --  Most Promising New Technology
  --  Start-up of the Year
  --  Educator of the Year
  --  Student of the Year

To nominate a company, team, individual or product for an ACE Award please visit:

EE Times editors will announce the five finalists in each of these nine categories on March 7, 2008. From these five finalists, the judges will evaluate and select the award winners.

The awards will be presented at the ACE Awards Gala, part of the ESC Silicon Valley, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California, on Tuesday, April 15 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Comedian Craig Ferguson will headline the event.

Sponsorship for the ACE Awards includes Platinum Sponsorship from Avnet, Association Media Sponsorship from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC) Ecosystem Sponsorship from TSMC, Analog Bits, Cadence and VirageLogic.

  Junko Yoshida, editor-in-chief, EE Times

"The market for embedded technologies continues to grow substantially and each year we see extreme examples of innovation throughout our industry. The ACE Awards continues to be our opportunity to honor the people and the companies behind these great innovations that enhance the products we use on a daily basis."

About ESC

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

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