UBM Electronics Announces the Winners of the Test & Measurement World Best in Test Awards

Feb 1, 2012

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2012 /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 of the 2012 Best in Test awards, selected by the editors of Test & Measurement World. The program comprises three main categories – the Best in Test Product Awards, the Test of Time Awards, and Test Engineer of the Year Award.

The awards ceremony took place in conjunction with DesignCon 2012.

Patrick Mannion, Director of Content, Test & Measurement World, said, "The electronics industry is focused on innovation -- it's an industry where new products are born and adopted every day. Each year we are humbled to learn about extraordinary innovations and the engineers behind them. We are very pleased to congratulate the products, services and electronics industry professionals in the electronics test and measurement industry on their awards."

The 2012 Best in Test Product Awards recognize innovations released between November 1, 2010 and September 30, 2011 that have made an especially significant contribution to the test industry. The Test of Time Award honors an older test product that continues to provide state-of-the-art performance at least five years after its introduction. Products from all areas of electronics testing and inspection are eligible for both the Best in Test and Test of Time Awards.

Each year finalists are selected from among the nominees by Test & Measurement World's editors, after which Test & Measurement World's engineering audience are invited to vote for the winners using an online ballot. Test & Measurement World then uses a combination of these audience votes and balloting by its editorial staff to determine the Best in Test and Test of Time winners. The Best in Test Award winner that receives the most overall votes is named the Test Product of the Year.

The Best in Test winners include:

The 2012 Test Product of the Year is Tektronix's MDO4000 Mixed Domain Oscilloscope.

The annual Test of Time awards honors a test, measurement, or inspection product that continues to provide state-of-the-art performance more than five years after its introduction in ten categories. To be considered, the nominated products had to be released before January 1, 2007.

The Test of Time winner is Spirent Communications' Spirent TestCenter.

The Test Engineer of the Year Award acknowledges the valuable contributions of a single test engineer, who will be given the opportunity to designate an educational institution for a $10,000 grant, courtesy of National Instruments. Each year, the test community nominates engineers for this prestigious award and six finalists are selected from the recommendations submitted.

The Test Engineer of the Year Award winner is Brad Davis, Broadcom.

For additional information on the awards program, visit: http://www.tmworld.com/article/520453-Finalists_for_T_MW_s_2012_awards.php

About Test & Measurement World

Test & Measurement World serves the information needs of engineers in the electronic original equipment market (EOEM), which includes manufacturers of test equipment, medical equipment, aircraft and aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, and other products and services, as well as engineers in the electronic test, measurement, and inspection industries. Engineers can access technical information geared for on-the-job application, as well as industry news, coverage of the latest standards and technologies, application notes, product specifications, how-to articles, industry events, blogs, and contests. Over 60,000 individuals in engineering management, engineering technical/staff, and corporate and general management rely on Test & Measurement World to keep them up-to-date on current developments, regulatory requirements, trends, and innovations in the test and measurement marketplace.

 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 1.7 million engineering professionals engage with UBM Electronics brands which include EE Times, EDN, Design News, Test & Measurement World, TechOnline, EBN, Datasheets.com, 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 UBM plc

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com.

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