EE Times Announces Industry Awards Gala

The World's Largest Electronics Industry News and Information Brand Announces First Annual Creativity in Electronics Awards

PRNewswire-FirstCall
SAN FRANCISCO
Oct 21, 2004

CMP Media's EE Times today announced it will celebrate and recognize the people, companies and products that demonstrate leadership in the electronics industry with the inaugural Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards program. The honors will be presented at the first annual ACE awards gala on March 9, 2005, as part of the largest electronic systems design event in North America, the Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco.

"EE Times is launching the ACE awards to recognize the people, companies and technologies demonstrating leadership in the electronics industry," said Paul Miller, VP/Group Publisher, CMP Media Electronics Group. "Great and revolutionary products come from the hearts and minds of determined individuals willing to take risks and lead the way to innovation. Celebrating that pursuit of excellence within our industry is what these awards are all about."

The ACE Awards are a one-of-a-kind opportunity for the electronics industry to celebrate the significance of its innovators and recognize their contributions among peers. The inaugural ACE Awards event will present 15 awards.

  Excellence Recognition Award Categories

  -- Innovator of the Year
  -- Executive of the Year
  -- Lifetime Achievement
  -- Design Team of the Year
  -- Emerging Company of the Year
  -- Company of the Year - Small/Medium
  -- Company of the Year - Large
  -- Most Promising New Technology
  -- EE Times Editor's Choice Award

The year's most significant new products will be awarded an Ultimate Product of the Year distinction in these sectors:

  -- Analog ICs
  -- Processors & Memory
  -- IP&E
  -- Logic & Programmable Logic
  -- Power
  -- RF & Microwave
  -- Test & Measurement

The ACE awards will be juried by a panel of electronics industry experts and luminaries assembled by the editors of EE Times, whose editors will select the recipient of an Editors' Choice Award.

Nomination Process

Companies and/or individuals can make nominations for the ACE awards. There are no entry fees and the online application system makes it quick and easy to submit your nomination. The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2004. To make nominations for the 2005 EE Times ACE Awards, go to www.eetimes.com/ace.

Sponsorship Opportunities

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available on a first-come basis for companies interested in associating their brands with this major industry event. Please visit: www.eetimes.com/ace for more details.

About EE Times

EE Times (www.eet.com) is the premier technology and business newsweekly serving the information needs of 150,000* engineers and technical managers in North America. Together with EE Times Asia and China editions, EE Times print editions reach more than 200,000** electronics professionals worldwide.

EE Times' Network includes local language online editions EETAsia.com, EETChina.com, EETKorea.com, EETTaiwan.com, EETUK.com, EETimes.de and EETimes.fr. The EE Times Network also includes specialized online web sites such as CommsDesign.com, EEdesign.com, Embedded.com, Planet Analog, SiliconStrategies.com and eeProductCenter.com, averaging more than six million page views and reaching more than one million unique visitors each month.** CMP Media LLC, headquartered in Manhasset, NY, publishes EE Times and the EE Times Network.

About CMP Media

CMP Media LLC (www.cmp.com) is a leading integrated media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum--the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, and custom publishing.

  *Source: June 2004 BPA Statement
  ** Source: Publisher's own data

  CONTACT:
   Tim Avila
   Group Marketing Director
   CMP Media LLC - Electronics Group
   +1-415-947-6653
   tavila@cmp.com

SOURCE: CMP Media LLC

CONTACT: Tim Avila, Group Marketing Director, of CMP Media LLC -
Electronics Group, +1-415-947-6653, or tavila@cmp.com

Web site: http://www.eetimes.com/ace

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