EE Times Group Announces 2010 ACE Awards Winners

Innovation in Electronics and Tomorrow's Green Technology Recognized

SAN JOSE, Calif.
Apr 28, 2010

EE Times Group, a UBM company and the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers, today announced the winners of the sixth Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards honoring innovators who demonstrate global electronics industry leadership. Winners were announced at a ceremony yesterday at the Fairmont San Jose in CA during the ESC (Embedded Systems Conference).


  The winners by category are:
  --  Design Team of the Year: Intel Corporation, Nehalem Family Design Team
  --  Innovator of the Year: picoChip Designs Ltd, Doug Pulley, Chief
      Technical Officer
  --  Executive of the Year: Microchip Technology Inc., Steve Sanghi,
      President and CEO
  --  Startup of the Year Award: RFaxis, Inc.
  --  Company of the Year: ARM
  --  Most Promising New Technology: Hewlett Packard
  --  Most Innovative Renewable Energy Award: National Semiconductor
  --  Editors' Choice Award: PCBMotor
  --  Educator of the Year: Bassam Matar, Engineering Faculty,
      Chandler-Gilbert Community College
  --  Student of the Year: Kristie DAmbrosio, MIT
  --  Lifetime Achievement Award: Pasquale Pistorio, Honorary Chairman,

  Also named at the event were the IEEE Award winners.  They include:
  --  The IEEE Spectrum Emerging Technology ACE Award: Pixel Qi Corp.
  --  The IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society ACE Award:
      IBM/Russian Railways

The EE Times ACE Awards were sponsored in part by Silver Sponsors Avnet and Xilinx and association media sponsor, IEEE Spectrum.

About ESC Silicon Valley (

Held in key strategic technology development locations worldwide, the Embedded Systems Conference is the global electronics industry's leading event. With cutting edge product demonstrations, visionary speeches and hundreds of essential technical training classes and accreditation opportunities, ESC is the ideal venue for the design engineering community to learn, collaborate and recognize excellence. In addition, ESC Silicon Valley celebrates decades of unique local electronics industry culture, innovation and significant contributions to the global technology industry.

About EE Times Group (

EE Times Group, a division of United Business Media [LON:UBM], is the global leader in media and marketing services for the electronics industry. We deliver results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the design, development and commercialization of technology through our market leading brands. More than 1.1 million engineering professionals engage with the EE Times Network - EE Times, TechOnline, DesignLines, and - across the globe. The technology community comes to our market leading events to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. As well, EE Times Group provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation marketing, integrated media and research.

About United Business Media Limited

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