UBM Electronics Announces Winners of the 21st Annual EDN Innovation Awards

May 3, 2011

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Electronics, a UBM company and the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers, today announced the winners for the 21st annual 2010 EDN Innovation Awards, which honor outstanding engineering professionals and products.  The EDN Innovation Awards ceremony took place on Monday, May 2, 2011 during ESC (Embedded Systems Conference) Silicon Valley.

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"Our awards program proudly continues its tradition of recognizing rich talent in the electronics industry," said Ron Wilson, Editorial Director, EDN, UBM Electronics. "We salute the winners for their hard work and dedication to the electronics industry."

To be eligible for the 2010 EDN Innovation Awards, products must have been released between November 1, 2009, and October 31, 2010.  From all nominations received, EDN editors selected the finalists.  Readers were asked to visit the website for more information about each product and individual/team and to cast their votes for the Innovation of the Year and Innovator of the Year award winners. EDN selected the winner in each category and the Innovator of the Year from a combination of reader votes and editorial staff votes.

The EDN Innovation Award winners include:

Innovator of the year

  • Robert Dobkin and Tom Hack, Linear Technology

Analog ICs

  • EM773 energy-metering IC, NXP Semiconductors

Application-Specific Standard Products

  • VDAP1000 PowerSmart Panel Controller, Integrated Device Technology

Development Kits, Reference Designs, and Single-Board Computers

  • Tower System, Freescale Semiconductor

Digital ICs

  • SmartFusion intelligent mixed-signal FPGAs, Microsemi Corp

EDA Tools and ASIC Technologies

  • PathFinder, Apache Design Solutions

Human-Machine Interface Technology

  • mTouch Metal-Over-Capacitive touch-sensing technology, Microchip Technology Inc

Passive Components, Sensors, Indicators, and Interconnects

  • MT9H004 image sensor with DR-Pix technology, Aptina

Power ICs

  • LT4180 virtual remote sense controller, Linear Technology

Power Supplies

  • BSV-nano POL converter, Bellnix America Inc


  • ARM Cortex-M4 processor, ARM


  • WEBENCH FPGA Power Architect, National Semiconductor

Test and Measurement Systems and Boards

  • PXI and AXIe test portfolio, Agilent Technologies

The EDN Innovation Awards were sponsored in part by Arrow Electronics Inc., Avnet Electronics Marketing, CUI Inc., Digi-Key Corp, and Mouser Electronics.

In addition to EDN's Innovation Awards, UBM Electronics celebrates the electronics industry and its innovation through its EE Times ACE Awards and Test & Measurement World's Best in Test Awards. Winners of these programs will be announced at ESC Silicon Valley during their respective awards celebrations.

About UBM Electronics  

UBM Electronics is the global leader in media and marketing solutions for the electronics industry. UBM Electronics delivers results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the design, development and commercialization of technology through its market leading brands, peer communities and professional education services. More than 2.2 million engineering professionals engage with UBM Electronics brands which include EE Times, EDN, EDN China, EDN Asia, EDN Japan, Design News and Test & Measurement World, TechOnline, Designlines and Embedded.com across the globe to accelerate technology sales. The international electronics community gathers at UBM Electronics market leading events such as the Embedded Systems Conferences, DesignCon and ARM Technology Conference to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. Additionally, UBM Electronics provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation marketing, integrated media, custom solutions and research. UBM Electronics is part of UBM (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com

For more information on UBM Electronics please contact:
Felicia Hamerman, Vice President, Marketing
T: 516.562.5652, E: felicia.hamerman@ubm.com

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