CMP Announces Winners of Third Annual EE Times ACE Awards
Industry Icon Eric Lidow is Recognized as Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Industry Changing Technologies Steal the Spotlight
Apr 4, 2007
CMP Technology announced the winners of its third Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards (www.eetimes.com/ace) at the EE Times ACE Awards Gala. The awards recognize the electronics industry's creators of technology who demonstrate cutting-edge breakthroughs, innovation and leadership.
The honors were presented Tuesday night at the EE Times ACE Awards Gala at the Fairmont Hotel, as part of the largest electronic systems design event in North America, the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley. More than 600 technology luminaries, industry influencers and business leaders were in attendance. The Gala also featured a headlining performance by comedian and actor, Larry Miller. Miller is known for his regular comedic and acting performances including "The Tonight Show," "Late Night with David Letterman," and feature films "Waiting for Guffman" and "Pretty Woman."
"This year's ACE Awards winners developed industry-changing technologies for consumer electronics, mobile devices, broadband and wi-fi networks," said Brian Fuller, editor in chief, EE Times. "These new technologies are a direct result of their creativity, ingenuity and commitment to excellence."
EE Times ACE Awards are presented in 18 categories and are judged by a blue-ribbon panel of industry experts, comprised of the leading voices of academia, industry and Wall Street executives. The judges will choose winners in seven categories. Winners in the additional 11 categories are either peer- to-peer or editorially selected.
Brian Fuller presented the Editors' Choice Award to computing pioneer Lee Felsenstein, as he is a creator who epitomizes the sprit of innovation. Mr. Felsenstein's 40-year body of work is vast and includes: the design of the Osborne-1 and an Apple competitor called Sol20; the design of low-cost modems for personal computers, and affordable communications and computing systems for rural villages in developing countries.
The 2007 EE Times ACE Awards category winners are:
Lifetime Achievement Award -- selected by the editors of EE Times based on their individual accomplishments over the course of their careers. The recipient is:
- Eric Lidow, chairman and founder, International Rectifier
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). The winner is:
- NVIDIA Corporation
Company of the Year (Small/Medium) - for 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). The winner is:
Design Team of the Year - for the 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. The winner is:
- Clear Shape Technologies Inc. for OutPerform
Startup of the Year - for the 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. The winner is:
- Ruckus Wireless
Executive of the Year - for the individual who brought leadership, technological and fiscal vision to a company, organization or company division during the 2006 calendar period. The winner is:
- Chia Song Hwee, CEO of Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing
Innovator of the Year - for the individual who brought leadership, creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to a technology, a product or a business. The winner is:
- Wan-Thai Hsu, CTO of Discera
Most Promising New Technology - for the 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. The winner is:
- Intel / UCSB for Silicon Photonics
Educator of the Year - recognizes an individual who brings leadership, creativity and inspiration to students in an engineering or science curriculum in college or secondary schools. The winner is:
- Dr. Belle Wei, dean, College of Engineering, San Jose State University
Student of the Year - recognizes a student whose discipline, hard work and academic success are considered hallmarks for other engineering or science students. The winner is:
- Michael Callahan, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
The Ultimate Products of the Year - awarded to the most significant product introduced in the last 12 months in each of seven categories, as determined by large-scale peer review. Finalists in each category were chosen by qualified readers of EE Times and eeProductCenter.com on a quarterly basis via electronic balloting, from a list of nominees submitted to readers by expert editors with accompanying editorial reviews. The top two ranking products from each category over the past four quarters automatically qualify as finalists. Electronic ballots were sent to frequent responders and more than 1,000 engineers selected the winner in each category from the field of finalists. The winners are:
Analog - e2v for A/D Converter Processor/Memory - San Disk for iNAND flash storage device IP&E - New Scale Technologies for SQUIGGLE Motor Logic, Interface & Programmable Logic - Actel for IGLOO FPGAs Power - American Power Conversion for PCMCIA Password Manager RF/Microwave - QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies for Single-chip cellphone handset device Test/Measurement - Pico Technology for PicoScope 2104 and 2105 PC Oscilloscopes About EE Times ACE Awards
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, were 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. The 2007 EE Times ACE Awards thanks the following companies for their support including exclusive platinum sponsor Avnet Electronics Marketing, gold sponsors Rambus and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Inc. (TSMC), silver sponsors Analog Devices, Inc., McClenahan Bruer Communications, Merit Direct and Walker Information, Inc., association media sponsor IEEE Spectrum, and event sponsor Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley.
About the CMP Technology Electronics Group
The CMP Technology Electronics Group is the premier technology and business media brand serving the information needs of the creators of technology worldwide. Offering a full suite of products and services to reach electronics technology professionals throughout the world, the CMP Technology Electronics Group delivers the most targeted audience and actionable information to marketers in the electronics technology community. Each month, the CMP Technology Electronics Group delivers more than 1 million copies of its print publications, including EE Times, to subscribers in more than 23 countries and online visitors from 100 countries view more than 8 million pages on its Web sites in seven languages including EETimes.com and TechOnline. More than 40,000 decision makers attend its Embedded Systems Conferences each year in Boston, Silicon Valley, China and Taiwan.
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