DesignCon Announces 2012 DesignVision Award Winners

Recognizing innovative companies, unique products and tools

Feb 2, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Electronics, the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers, today announced the 2012 DesignVision Award winners, including Valydate Inc., Mentor Graphics, Altium, Molex, Memoir Systems, Akros Silicon, Apache Design and Oscium. The DesignCon technical committee, including 130 engineers and industry editors, evaluated products from hundreds of exhibitors to choose the winners, who were recognized today at an awards ceremony at DesignCon 2012 in Santa Clara, Calif.


"The DesignVision Awards celebrate the achievements of the most innovative electronics companies and the unique tools that support customer needs to improve and simplify the design process," said David Blaza, VP, UBM Electronics.

Winners were selected based on three criteria: how well the product met the market's vision and offered unique insight into customer needs; the originality of the solution and if it offered a new approach to meeting market needs; and the quality of the implementation and how well it fits the market requirements.

The 2012 DesignVision winners include:

Valydate Inc., Valydate Design   
Design Verification Tools Category

Mentor Graphics, Calibre RealTime
IC Design Tools Category

Molex, EXTreme Guardian Solutions
Interconnect Technologies & Components Category

Altium, Altium Designer 10          
PCB Design Tools Category

Memoir Systems, Algorithmic Memory®           
Semiconductor & IP Category

Akros Silicon, Energy$ense™ Family of Digital Power Management Units (DPMUs) Semiconductor Components and ICs Category

Apache Design, Inc. (a subsidiary of ANSYS), RTL Power Model (RPM)
System Modeling & Simulation Tools Category

Oscium, iMSO-104 
Test & Measurement Equipment Category

"We had quite a challenging time choosing these winners among all of the innovative products we judged," said Patrick Mannion, Content Director, EDN and DesignCon. "Ultimately, our 2012 winners represent the best of the best in each of their respective industries."

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 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.

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For more information on DesignCon 2012 or UBM Electronics please contact:

Patricia Staino, BtB Marketing Communications
T: 919-872-8172, E:

Felicia Hamerman, Vice President, Marketing
T: 516.562.5652, E:

SOURCE UBM Electronics