Call for Entries Now Open for EE Times' Annual ACE Awards Recognizing Electronics Industry's Creators of Technology

World's Largest News and Information Resource for the Electronics Engineering Industry Announces Second Annual Creativity in Electronics Awards

Sep 15, 2005

CMP Media's EE Times today announced that submissions are now being accepted for its second Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards, presented in seven categories, recognizing the industry's creators of technology -- the people, companies and products 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 4, 2006, as part of the largest electronic systems design event in North America, the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley.

A prestigious panel of judges, made up of industry visionaries, leading technologists, educators and Wall Street executives, will evaluate finalists and bestow one Excellence Recognition Award in each of seven categories. Nominations for the EE Time's ACE Awards are now being accepted on

"Every day the creators of technology are developing products and systems that improve the way we work, play and live our lives, and the ACE Awards were created to recognize and celebrate these thought leaders and their groundbreaking achievements," said Paul Miller, vice president and group publisher, CMP Media's Electronics Group. "Last year, we received more than 340 nominations from companies and individuals looking to take part in the awards and promote their astounding work and contribution to the industry -- this year, we open the doors again to leading technologists, educators and executives to submit nominations for this year's awards."

Last year, a distinguished panel of industry judges selected seven winners from more than 340 entries, and more than 500 industry professionals attended the gala awards event. Among the recognized companies and individuals were Advanced Micro Devices as "Company of the Year -- Large," IBM Corp.'s BlueGene/ L Team as "Design Team of the Year," and John Santhoff, founder and CTO, Pulse~Link Inc. as "Innovator of the Year."

"EE Times is the publication of the electronics community, so it's the highest honor you can get," said John Santhoff. "For me personally, it was like getting an Academy Award. We were at the development stage at the time, so it brought a lot of positive interest, as well as validation."

  The 2006 Excellence Recognition Award 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 $1 billion 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 $1 billion 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) start-up 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 2005 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.

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.

Nomination Process

Companies and/or individuals can make nominations for the 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 October 31, 2005. To make nominations for the 2006 EE Times ACE Awards, go to

About EE Times ACE Awards and Opportunities

The EE Times ACE Awards were created to recognize the people, companies and products that show leadership in the electronics industry and will honor those who are leading the way and making positive contributions -- the real innovators of technology. Awards will be presented at a second annual awards gala held on April 4, 2006 at the Fairmont Hotel San Jose during CMP Media's Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley, at the San Jose Convention Center. To purchase tickets and find out more about the event, visit

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 visit for more details.

About CMP Media's Electronics Group

The CMP Media Electronics Group is the premier technology and business media brand serving the information needs of the creators of technology worldwide through print, online, and conferences.

As the most comprehensive and integrated source of electronics technology information, the CMP Media Electronics Group offers a full suite of products and services to reach electronics systems design professionals throughout the world. With its combination of media properties, CMP Media's Electronics Group focuses on delivering a targeted audience and actionable information to marketers in the electronics technology community.

Each month, CMP Media's Electronics Group delivers more than 1 million copies of its publications in five languages to subscribers in 55 countries. Online visitors from more than 125 countries view more than 8 million pages on its Web sites in six different languages and in a year, more than 35,000 decision makers from 48 countries attend its conferences in North America, China, Taiwan and Europe.

  CMP Media's Electronics Group properties include:
  -- Print -- EE Times, Embedded Systems Programming, Electronics Supply &
  -- Online -- EE Times Online, DesignLines,,,,, and SupplyLines
  -- Conferences -- Embedded Systems Conferences, Embedded Connect and
     Design Seminars

  About CMP Media

CMP Media ( is the leading integrated media solutions company providing "broad and deep" access to the entire technology spectrum -- the builders, sellers and buyers of technology worldwide. The company's comprehensive database of technology decision makers enables marketers to reach targeted audiences throughout the purchase process with publications, web offerings, face-to-face events, consulting and other marketing services that deliver actionable results.

   Michelle Sabolich
   Atomic Public Relations for CMP Media
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