EE Times and EDN Announce the Finalists of the 2012 UBM Electronics ACE Awards Program

Awards Program to Take Place March 27, During DESIGN West, Anchored by ESC

Feb 6, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Electronics, the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers, today announced the finalists for the 2012 UBM Electronics ACE Awards.  The new awards program brings together the EE Times ACE (Annual Creativity in Electronics) Awards and EDN's Innovation Awards into one program.  The awards program honors the people and companies behind the technologies and products that are changing the world of electronics.  The awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 27 at The Fairmont San Jose, during DESIGN West, a new conference and expo building on the rich foundation of training, education and products available at ESC, combined with popular summits and new event launches in one venue for the first time.

"The new ACE Awards program provides us with an opportunity to recognize the technologies that have made a difference in the way we work, live and play over the past year.  We congratulate the finalists on their innovations and leadership in the electronics industry.  Additionally, we look forward to our awards ceremony in March to celebrate the innovation, creativity and contributions of the engineering community," said Junko Yoshida, Editor in Chief, EE Times, UBM Electronics.

Following are the 2012 UBM Electronics ACE Awards finalists:


    • ArrayPower
    • Calxeda
    • LineStream Technologies
    • mCube
    • SuVolta, Inc.
    • Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    • Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    • NXP Semiconductors
    • Qualcomm, Inc.
    • Xilinx, Inc.
    • Yasushi Akao
      Representative Director, President
      Renesas Electronics Corporation
    • Rich Beyer
      Freescale Semiconductor
    • Robert Black
      Executive Operating Officer
    • Warren East
    • Lip-Bu Tan
      President & CEO
      Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    • Intel and Micron IMFT Joint Development Project
    • Kontron
    • Philips Lumileds
    • SuVolta, Inc.
    • Tilera Corporation
    • CSR
      SiRFstarV and the SiRFusion platform
    • K. Charles Janac
      President & CEO
    • Philips Lumileds
      LUXEON A
    • Michael McCorquodale
      General Manager
      Integrated Device Technology
    • Zvi Or-Bach
      President & CEO
      MonolithIC 3D Inc.
    • Cogenra Solar
    • Echelon Corporation
    • Freescale Semiconductor
    • Maxim Integrated Products
    • SolarBridge Technologies


  • Cadence Design Systems
    Wide I/O memory controller core
  • Calxeda
    EnergyCore ECX-1000
  • Saankhya Labs Pvt Ltd
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Xilinx
    Zynq-7000 EPP

Analog ICs

  • Integrated Device Technology
    3LG family of CrystalFree CMOS oscillators
  • Microchip Technology Inc.
    MTD6505 Sinusoidal, Sensorless, 3-phase BLDC Fan Motor Driver
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • SiTime Corporation
    SiT912x Differential Oscillators
  • TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.
    GaN high-power RF switch, TGS2351-SM

Digital ICs (MCUs, FPGAs, microprocessors)

  • ARM
    Cortex-A7 MPCore
  • Freescale Semiconductor
    Kinetis K50
  • NXP Semiconductors
    Cortex-M0 LPC11U00 family
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Xilinx
    Virtex-7 2000T


  • Analog Devices
    ADP1047 digital power factor correction (PFC) controller
  • Linear Technology
  • STMicroelectronics
    SPV1040 Solar Power Charger
  • SynQor
    Military Grade UPS
  • Texas Instruments
    BQ25504 boost charger for nano power energy harvesting applications

Human-Machine Interface Technology

  • Austriamicrosystems
  • Cypress Semiconductor
    Gen4 TrueTouchA® Controller 
  • Freescale Semiconductor
    Xtrinsic Capacitive and Resistive touch sensing platform
  • Integrated Device Technology
  • Movea


  • Cadence Design Systems
    Virtual System Platform
  • Synopsys
  • Microchip Technology Inc.
    MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
  • NXP Semiconductors
    JenNet IP
  • Zuken
    CR-8000 Design Force

Passive Components, Sensors, Indicators and Interconnects

  • Analog Devices Inc.
    ADL5811/ADL5812 wideband passive mixers
  • Aptina Imaging Corporation
    AR1010 High Speed Image Sensor
  • NXP Semiconductors
    No-Offset I2C-Bus Buffers
  • Plessey Semiconductors
  • Texas Instruments

Development Kits, Reference Designs & SBCs

  • Freescale Semiconductor
    Home Health Hub Reference Platform
  • Kontron
    M2M Smart Services Developer Kit
  • Mistral Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Nordic Semiconductor
    nRFready 2.4GHz RF Smart Remote reference design
  • Xilinx
    Spartan-6 Consumer Video Kit 2.0

Test & Measurement Systems & Boards

  • Azimuth Systems
    Field-to-Lab (FTL) solution
  • LeCroy Corporation
    HRO 12-bit Oscilloscopes
  • National Instruments
    NI PXIe-5665 14 GHz VSA
  • Oscium
  • Tektronix
    MDO4000 Mixed Domain Oscilloscope


A panel of EE Times editors narrowed down the entries to five finalists in each category, based on the criteria set forth in an online submission form.  Winners are determined from among the finalists by a panel of independent judges, including Robin B. Gray, Jr., Electronic Components Industry Association; Gordon Bell, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research; Jeff Bier, President, Berkeley Design Technology, Inc. (BDTI), Founder, Embedded Vision Alliance; Larry Boucher, President and CEO, Alacritech; William Dally, Chairman, Computer Science Dept., Stanford University; Erach Desai, Consultant, DESAIsive; John East, President and CEO, Actel Corporation; Gene A. Frantz, Principal Fellow, Texas Instruments, Inc.; Lucio Lanza, Managing Director, Lanzatech Ventures; John Mashey, Consultant, Techviser; DennisMonticelli, Chief Technoligist and Fellow, National Semiconductor; Martin Reynolds, Dataquest; George M. Scalise, President, Semiconductor Industry Association; Naveed Sherwani, President & CEO, Open Silicon; and Nick Tredennick, Editor, Gilder Technology Report.  Judging took place from November 1, 2011-January 6, 2012.

The judging panel also selected additional categories, which include Most Engaged Community Member, Best Student Design/Design Challenge with Public Schools, Contributor of the Year, Student of the Year, Mentor of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society and IEEE Spectrum Emerging Technology Award do not have finalists. 

All winners will be announced at the UBM Electronics ACE Awards Tuesday, March 27 at The Fairmont San Jose, during DESIGN West. To purchase tickets to attend the UBM Electronics ACE Awards, go to: Tickets are $175.00 per person.

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The UBM Electronics ACE Awards are generously sponsored by platinum sponsor Mouser Electronics, a TI company; executive Platinum sponsor Avnet Electronics Marketing; silver sponsor XILINX; and association media sponsor IEEE Spectrum.

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