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, www.2wire.com ARC Cores Inc., Configurable Microprocessor Cores, www.arccores.com BOPS, DSP cores, www.bops.com CopperCom, VoDSL gateways, www.coppercom.com Copper Mountain Networks, DSL Equipment, www.coppermountain.com Enea-OSE Systems, Real Time Operating Systems, www.enea.com Globespan, Semiconductors for DSL, www.globespan.net Handspring, PDAs, www.handspring.com Juniper, Routers, www.juniper.net MMC Networks, Network Processors, www.mmcnet.com NETSilicon, Embedded Internet Chips, www.netsilicon.com ONI Networks, Optical Transport Networks, www.osinet.com RadioLAN, WLAN Systems, www.radiolan.com RangeStar Wireless Inc., New Embedded Antenna Technologies, www.rangestar.com Samsung Wireless Handset division, Handsets, www.samsungelectronics.com/mobile/home.html SpectraSwitch, Passive Optical Switches, www.spectraswitch.com Sycamore Networks, Long-Haul Optical Equipment, www.sycamorenet.com Tropian Inc., RF Front End Solutions, www.tropian.com Virata, Semiconductors for DSL, www.virata.com Vertical Networks, Enterprise-Style Gateways, www.verticalnetworks.com 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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