CMP's EE Times Announces Call for Entries Now Open for Fourth Annual ACE Awards

Preeminent Awards Program Recognizes Excellence in the Electronics Industry

Nov 5, 2007

CMP Media's EE Times today announced that submissions are now being accepted for its fourth 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 15, 2008, 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 a blue-ribbon panel of industry visionaries, leading technologists, educators and Wall Street executives. Entries for the EE Times ACE Awards are now being accepted on

"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 Junko Yoshida, 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 400 entries and more than 400 industry professionals attended the gala awards event. Among the recognized companies and individuals were NIVIDIA as "Company of the Year - Large," Ruckus Wireless as "Startup Company of the Year," Chia Song Hwee, CEO of Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing as "Executive of the Year" and Clear Shape Technologies Inc as "Design Team of the Year."

EE Times has announced that Avnet Electronics Marketing is the exclusive platinum sponsor of the 2008 program.

"Avnet is honored to be named the exclusive platinum sponsor of the EE Times ACE Awards for the second year," said Ian Basey, vice president, marketing, Avnet Electronics Marketing. "We are proud to present the Lifetime Achievement award, as it honors leaders in our industry who have exemplified innovation and whose legacy will last for decades, continuing to inspire future innovators."

  The 2008 EE Times ACE Awards nomination-based categories include:

  -- Company of the Year - Large
  -- Company of the Year - Small/Medium
  -- Design Team of the Year
  -- Startup of the Year
  -- Executive of the Year
  -- Innovator of the Year
  -- Educator of the Year
  -- Student of the Year
  -- Most Promising New Technology

  Nomination Process

Companies and/or individuals can enter 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 January 25, 2008. To submit nominations for the 2008 EE Times ACE Awards and for more information about each awards category, go to

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 15, 2008, as part of CMP Technology's Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley (, the largest electronic systems design event in North America. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stephen Corrick, Global sales director of the CMP Technology Electronics Group at (415) 947-6651 or or visit for more details.

About CMP

CMP ( is a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. With the leading online, event and print brands in all technology market categories, and with services and tools that reach beyond traditional advertising, CMP shapes and influences the technology industry worldwide. CMP publishes highly respected media brands such as TechWeb, InformationWeek, ChannelWeb, CRN, EE Times and TechOnline; produces major industry events such as Interop, Web 2.0 Expo, XChange, Game Developers Conference and the Embedded Systems Conferences; and provides business information and marketing services such as the International Customer Management Institute, Semiconductor Insights and Second Life consulting for technology marketers. CMP is a subsidiary of United Business Media (, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion. For more CMP news, go to

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