2009 EE Times ACE Awards Finalists Recognized for Innovation in Electronics and Tomorrow's Green Technologies

Winners to be Announced at March 31 Event along with SI's Insight Award Winners; Free to ESC Attendees

Mar 5, 2009

TechInsights' EE Times has announced the finalists for the fifth Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards that honor technology innovators who demonstrate global electronics industry leadership. In its 5th year, the ACE Awards now include two new categories that recognize green technology innovation. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on March 31, 2009, at the Civic Auditorium in San Jose, California, which, for the first time, is free to registered Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) attendees. The event also for the first time features the Insight Awards from Semiconductor Insights that recognizes companies for their technical achievements and innovations in the semiconductor industry.

  The finalists by category are:

  Company of the Year
  --  EMC Corporation
  --  Microchip Technology Inc.
  --  Qualcomm
  --  SiGe Semiconductor
  --  Silicon Laboratories

  Startup of the Year
  --  Achronix Semiconductor Corp.
  --  BLADE Network Technologies
  --  Cypress Envirosystems
  --  Nextivity Inc.
  --  Open Kernel Labs

  Executive of the Year
  --  Michael Klayko, CEO, Brocade
  --  Prith Banerjee, Senior Vice President, Research, HP
  --  Necip Sayiner, President and CEO, Silicon Laboratories
  --  David Aldrich, President and CEO, Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
  --  Keith Barnes, Chairman, CEO and President, Verigy

  Innovator of the Year
  --  Loren Betts, Research Scientist, Agilent Technologies
  --  Stanley Williams, Senior Fellow and Director, Information and Quantum
      Systems Lab, HP Labs
  --  Al Wegener, Founder and CTO, Samplify Systems
  --  Michael Scheidell, President and CTO, SECNAP Network Security
  --  Arun Chhabra, Business Development Manager, Texas Instruments

  Design Team of the Year
  --  AMCC
  --  Altera Corporation
  --  Motorola Design Integration Center
  --  National Semiconductor Corp.
  --  Qualcomm CDMA Technologies

  Most Promising New Technology
  --  Analog Devices, Inc.
  --  Flexible Display Center, Arizona State University
  --  HP
  --  Kovio, Inc.
  --  SiBEAM

  Best Enabler Award for Green Engineering
  --  Cymbet Corporation
  --  Energy Curtailment Specialists
  --  Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation
  --  Maxim Integrated Products
  --  Solar Roadways

  Most Innovative Renewable Energy Award
  --  Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
  --  Advent Solar
  --  Cymbet Corporation
  --  Enphase Energy
  --  Solaria Corp.

  Lifetime Achievement Award
  --  Chung-Mou 'Morris' Chang, Ph.D., Founding Chairman, Taiwan
      Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC)

  Educator of the Year
  --  Leah Jamieson, Dean of Engineering, Ransburg Distinguished Professor
      of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

  Student of the Year
  --  David Yanoshak, Senior EE Student and Intern, University of Texas,

The 2009 EE Times ACE Awards are judged by the following prestigious panel of academic and business and leaders:

  --  Gordon Bell, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research
  --  Jeff Bier, President and Co-Founder, Berkeley Design Technology, Inc.
  --  Larry Boucher, President and CEO, Alacritech
  --  William Dally, Chairman, Computer Science Dept., Stanford University
  --  Erach Desai, Consultant, DESAIsive Research
  --  John East, President and CEO, Actel Corporation
  --  Gene A. Frantz, Principal Fellow, Texas Instruments, Inc.
  --  Lucio Lanza, Managing Director, Lanzatech Ventures
  --  John Mashey, Board of Directors, Computer History Museum
  --  Dennis Monticelli, Chief Technologist and Fellow, National
  --  Martin Reynolds, Vice President, Gartner
  --  George M. Scalise, President, Semiconductor Industry Association
  --  Naveed Sherwani, President and CEO, Open Silicon
  --  William P. Tai, General Partner, Charles River Ventures
  --  Nick Tredennick, Editor, Gilder Technology Report

  2008 Insight Award Finalists

TechInsights analyst firm Semiconductor Insights (SI) will also recognize technology innovation at the EE Times ACE awards with the presentation of the Insight Awards. Winners will be announced in five categories:

  Most Innovative Process Technology
  --  Altera Stratix IV GX FPGA 40nm
  --  Intel 45nm Atom Processor
  --  Micron (IMFT) MT29F32G08 34nm NAND Flash
  --  Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ 45nm Processor ("Shanghai")
  --  Samsung K9GAG08U0D 42nm16Gbit MLC NAND Flash
  --  Toshiba TC58NVG4D2ETA10 43nm 16Gb MLC NAND

  Most Innovative Mobile Processor
  --  Intel 45nm Atom Processor
  --  Qualcomm QSD8650 Mobile Processor (Snapdragon Platform)
  --  Samsung S5L8900B01 Applications Processor
  --  Sandbridge SB3500 Flexible Baseband Processor
  --  Texas Instruments 65nm OMAP3530 Applications Processor

  Most Innovative Non-Volatile Memory
  --  Micron (IMFT) MT29F32G08 34nm NAND Flash
  --  Samsung K9GAG08U0D 42nm16Gbit MLC NAND Flash
  --  Toshiba TC58NVG4D2ETA10 43nm 16Gb MLC NAND

  Most Innovative DRAM
  --  Hynix 66nm 1G DDR3 DRAM
  --  Hynix H5PS1G83EFR 54nm 1Gb DDR2 SDRAM
  --  Micron MT47H64M16HR 50nm 1Gbit DDR2 SDRAM
  --  Samsung 58nm K4T1G164QE 1Gbit DDR2 SDRAM

All ESC attendees, including free expo pass holders, are invited to attend the EE Times ACE Awards at no charge. For more information please visit https://www.cmpevents.com/ESCw09/a.asp?option=B&SC=EACE1 and enter priority code "EACE1".

The EE Times ACE Awards are made possible in part by Silver Sponsor Xilinx and association media sponsor, IEEE Spectrum.

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  Group Marketing Director, TechInsights

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