Communication Systems Design Announces the First Annual Comet Awards

Industry Magazine Picks 20 Companies to Watch

Sep 5, 2000

Communication Systems Design, the monthly magazine for OEM design engineers and managers involved in the development of communication systems, announced today the 20 inaugural recipients of its first annual Comet awards. The Comet awards recognize up and coming communications technology companies that have demonstrated superior achievement by virtue of their technical vision, innovation and risk-taking. The award winners will be prominently featured in the September issue.

"We're proud to introduce the Comets as an annual event," said Communication Systems Design Editor-in-Chief Robert Keenan. "We developed the Comet awards to recognize the achievements of emerging companies that introduce significant technical advances that will fundamentally affect the communications industry. Comets are fast-rising companies that may very well become the next Cisco, Nokia or Texas Instruments. Our hope is for these awards to become a barometer of where the industry is headed."

The Comet award winners were selected by a panel of editors from three industry publications: Communication Systems Design, Embedded Systems Programming and EE Times. In addition to write-ups describing their achievements in the pages of the September issue of Communication Systems Design, the companies will be presented with an award befitting the honor and recognition of the Comets.

The Comet Award Winners

The Comet awards include companies in several areas, including software, boards, chips and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), recognizing the breadth of innovation now being applied to the communications marketplace. The inaugural recipients of the Comet awards are:

  2Wire, Home Networking Equipment,
  ARC Cores Inc., Configurable Microprocessor Cores,
  BOPS, DSP cores,
  CopperCom, VoDSL gateways,
  Copper Mountain Networks, DSL Equipment,
  Enea-OSE Systems, Real Time Operating Systems,
  Globespan, Semiconductors for DSL,
  Handspring, PDAs,
  Juniper, Routers,
  MMC Networks, Network Processors,
  NETSilicon, Embedded Internet Chips,
  ONI Networks, Optical Transport Networks,
  RadioLAN, WLAN Systems,
  RangeStar Wireless Inc., New Embedded Antenna Technologies,
  Samsung Wireless Handset division, Handsets,
  SpectraSwitch, Passive Optical Switches,
  Sycamore Networks, Long-Haul Optical Equipment,
  Tropian Inc., RF Front End Solutions,
  Virata, Semiconductors for DSL,
  Vertical Networks, Enterprise-Style Gateways,

  About Communication Systems Design

Communication Systems Design is the monthly magazine focused on leading-edge wired, optical and wireless technologies and their impact on the communication systems design process. One hundred percent of the 50,000 subscribers design or manage the design of communication systems/products/equipment.

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