EE Times ACE Awards Closes Nominations and Presents Judging Panel

Event Details Are Announced in Anticipation of the Electronics Industry's Most Prestigious Event; Comedian and Actor Larry Miller to Headline April 3 Gala

Dec 18, 2006

CMP Technology's EE Times today announced that nominations are now closed for its third Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards ( ), recognizing the electronics industry's creators of technology who demonstrate cutting-edge breakthroughs, innovation and leadership. The honors will be presented at the EE Times ACE Awards Gala on April 3, 2007, as part of the largest electronic systems design event in North America, the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley. Comedian Larry Miller, known for his regular comedic and acting performances including "The Tonight Show," "Late Night with David Letterman," and feature films "Waiting for Guffman" and "Pretty Woman" will be headlining the EE Times ACE Awards Gala, held at the San Jose Fairmont Hotel.

"We are continually impressed by the quality and quantity of nominations we receive each year," said Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EE Times. "The overwhelming response we receive from industry professionals reinforces the significance of the ACE Awards. The next few months will be very exciting as we go though the decision-making process to determine this year's winners."

EE Times ACE Awards are presented in 18 categories and are judged by a blue-ribbon panel of industry visionaries, leading technologists, educators and Wall Street executives. Judges include: Gordon Bell, senior researcher, Microsoft Research; Jeff Bier, president and co-founder, Berkley Design Technology (BDTI); Larry Boucher, president and CEO, Alacritech; Wilf Corrigan, chairman of the board, LSI Logic; Lou Counts, fellow, Analog Devices, Inc.; William Dally, chairman, Computer Science Dept., Stanford University; Erach Desai, principal, DESAIsive Technology Research; Gene A. Frantz, principal fellow, Texas Instruments, Inc.; Phil Hester, CTO, AMD; Lucio Lanza, managing director, Lanzatech Ventures; John Mashey, board of directors, Computer History Museum; Girish Mhatre, principal, TargetGroups LLC; Geoffrey C. Orsak, PhD, dean & professor, School of Engineering, Southern Methodist University; Martin Reynolds, vice president and research fellow, Dataquest; George M. Scalise, president, Semiconductor Industry Association; Naveed Sherwani, president & CEO, Open Silicon; William P. Tai, general partner, Charles River Ventures; and Nick Tredennick, editor, Gilder Technology Report.

  Finalists and some winners will be announced prior to the Gala, including:

  -- January 2007 -- EE Times ACE Awards Finalists
  -- February 2007 -- Lifetime Achievement Winner
  -- March 2007 -- Educator/Student of the Year

To register and purchase tickets for the EE Times ACE Awards Gala, please visit . Early registration discounted tickets and tables are now available online until March 1, 2007. Tickets include a networking cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, awards presentation and entertainment by Larry Miller.

EE Times is proud to announce Rambus as its newest sponsor at the Gold level. Rambus joins the exclusive platinum sponsor AVNET Electronics Marketing, the association media sponsor IEEE Spectrum and the event sponsor Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley in the 2007 program.

About EE Times ACE Awards and Opportunities

The EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards celebrate the creators of technology who demonstrate leadership and innovation in the global industry and shape the world we live in. These creators, and their innovations, will be recognized at the EE Times ACE Awards Gala on April 3, 2007, as part of CMP Technology's Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley ( ), the largest electronic systems design event in North America.

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are available on a first- come, first-served basis for companies interested in associating their brands with this major industry event. Please contact Sean Raman, event sales director of the CMP Technology Electronics Group at (415) 947-6622 or

About the CMP Technology Electronics Group

The CMP Technology Electronics Group is the premier technology and business media brand serving the information needs of the creators of technology worldwide. Offering a full suite of products and services to reach electronics technology professionals throughout the world, the CMP Technology Electronics Group delivers the most targeted audience and actionable information to marketers in the electronics technology community. Each month, the CMP Technology Electronics Group delivers more than 1 million copies of its print publications, including EE Times, to subscribers in more than 23 countries and online visitors from 100 countries view more than 8 million pages on its Web sites in seven languages including and TechOnline. More than 40,000 decision makers attend its Embedded Systems Conferences each year in Boston, Silicon Valley, China and Taiwan.

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