Call for Entries Now Open for Third Annual EE Times Ace Awards
Preeminent Awards Program Recognizes Excellence in the Electronics Industry
Sep 5, 2006
CMP Technology's EE Times today announced that submissions are now being accepted for its third Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards, presented in 18 categories, recognizing the industry's creators of technology that demonstrate cutting-edge breakthroughs, innovation and leadership driving the global economy and influencing our daily lives. The honors will be presented at the 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.
Awards are presented in 18 categories and are judged by blue-ribbon panel of industry visionaries, leading technologists, educators and Wall Street executives. Nominations for the EE Times ACE Awards are now being accepted on www.eetimes.com/ace .
"The ACE Awards have quickly become the industry event as we celebrate the achievements of today's innovators, pay homage to past industry pioneers and envisage the promise of what tomorrow's technologies will hold," said Brian Fuller, editor in chief of EE Times. "Without question, the ACE Awards are known as the electronics industry highest honor."
Last year, a distinguished panel of industry judges selected seven winners from more than 600 entries and more than 600 industry professionals attended the gala awards event. Among the recognized companies and individuals were Samsung as "Company of the Year - Large," Airgo Networks as "Startup Company of the Year," Michel Mayer, CEO of Freescale Semiconductor as "Executive of the Year" and IBM and Microsoft as "Design Team of the Year."
"To be recognized for our leadership, creativity and vision with an ACE Awards for Company of the Year - Large, was a highlight for us," said John Cerrato, vice president of global accounts for Samsung Electronics' US semiconductor division. "It's an honor for us to receive the premier accolade in the industry."
The 2007 EE Times ACE Awards nomination-based categories include: Company of the Year - Large
For the company that exhibits the highest degree of professionalism in staff development and retention, customer focus, technical excellence and profitable growth -- a true leader in the electronics sector (over $750 million in sales).
Company of the Year - Small/Medium
For small- or medium-sized company that exhibits the highest degree of professionalism in staff development and retention, customer focus, technical excellence and profitable growth -- a true leader in the electronics sector (under $750 million in sales).
Design Team of the Year
This award goes to a group of innovators whose system-or IC-level design made a significant contribution to the advancement of technology and whose project management abilities were creative, efficient and inspiring.
Startup of the Year
This award goes to a venture capital (or pre-IPO financed) startup (under three years in business) electronics manufacturing (device or system) company that demonstrates excellence in business development and/or technology development processes with the potential to become a technical or market leader in the global electronics industry.
Executive of the Year
This award goes to an individual who brought leadership, technological and fiscal vision to a company, organization or company division during the 2006 calendar period.
Innovator of the Year
This award goes to an individual who brought leadership, creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to a technology, a product or a business.
Educator of the Year
This award recognizes an individual who brings leadership, creativity and inspiration to students in an engineering or science curriculum in college or secondary schools.
Student of the Year
This award recognizes a student whose discipline, hard work and academic success are considered hallmarks for other engineering or science students.
Most Promising New Technology
This award goes to a compelling electronic component or enabling technology, such as software, that is outstanding in its technical design, potential for market impact and demonstrable leadership in its area.
Companies and/or individuals can make nominations for the EE Times 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 1, 2006. To submit nominations for the 2007 EE Times ACE Awards, go to www.eetimes.com/ace .
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 (www.embedded.com/esc/sv/), the largest electronic systems design event in North America.
EE Times has announced that Avnet Electronics Marketing is the exclusive platinum sponsor of the 2007 program. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sean Raman, event sales director of the CMP Technology Electronics Group at (415) 947-6622 or email@example.com or visit www.eetimes.com/ace for more details.
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