UBM Electronics' Design News Opens the Annual Golden Mousetrap Awards Call for Nominations

Recognizes Engineering Innovation and Creativity in Product Design

Oct 16, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Electronics, the daily source of essential business and technical information for the design engineering industry's decision makers, today announced the call for nominations for the Design News Annual Golden Mousetrap awards competition, which honors innovation in the development of new products in automation, electronics, materials, and design tools. This annual awards program has been in place since 2003.

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To make a nomination for the Design News Golden Mousetrap Awards, visit:  http://gmt.designnews.com/ before November 15, 2012. Golden Mousetrap entries cost $295.

"The Golden Mousetrap Awards are a longstanding tradition at Design News. We are very proud to bring this program back to its roots by honoring our winners during a live awards ceremony," said Jennifer Campbell, Executive Editor, Design News. "Each and every year we look forward to learning about new cutting-edge design ideas for design engineers. We are eager to review all the entries and seeing who comes out on top this year."

The Golden Mousetrap Awards will feature four returning categories plus one new category that recognizes the changing landscape of the design engineering industry. The categories include:

Electronics & Test

  • Components, Hardware & Interconnects
  • Embedded Computing/Processing
  • Analog/Power Management/Control
  • Test & Measurement
  • Wireless Components

Automation & Control

  • Controllers
  • Drives
  • Fluid Power Technologies
  • Industrial Network Technologies (e.g., I/O, Ethernet, Wireless)
  • Motors and Mechanical Motion Devices
  • Sensors, Vision Systems, Feedback Devices

Design Tools: Hardware & Software

  • Analysis and Calculation Software
  • CAD /PDM/PLM Software
  • Peripherals (e.g., 3D mice, monitors, haptic devices, virtual reality add-ons)
  • HMI/Workstations

Materials & Assembly

  • Engineering Plastics
  • Fastening, Joining and Assembly Components
  • Materials Processing
  • Rapid Prototyping Materials, Tools and Services
  • Metals and Other Materials


  • Electronics
  • Mechanical

This year's awards program will be judged by Design News' editors, as well as the Design News Advisory Board, which includes thought leaders from the design engineering industry.

In conjunction with UBM Canon's Pacific Design & Manufacturing and Medical Device and Manufacturing (MD&M) events, the Design News Golden Mousetrap awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel.  Pacific Design & Manufacturing and MD&M will take place February 12-14, 2013 in Anaheim, CA.

In addition, Golden Mousetrap winners will be featured on DesignNews.com and in the February 2013 issue of Design News.

For any questions related to the Golden Mousetrap Awards, contact Lauren Muskett, Assistant Managing Editor at lauren.muskett@ubm.com.

About Design News
For 65 years, Design News has been the premier technical resource for design engineers throughout the manufacturing sector.  Targeted to systems level design engineers, electromechanical engineers, and engineers interested in learning more about technologies outside of their core disciplines, Design News focuses is on how engineers apply technology in end applications through case studies, how-to content, end-user examples and community generated content. 

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About UBM Electronics
UBM Electronics is the global leader in media and marketing solutions for design engineering industry. We deliver 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, Design News, Test & Measurement World, TechOnline, EBN, DataSheets.com, Designlines, and Embedded.com across the globe to accelerate technology sales. The international engineering community gathers at UBM Electronics market leading events such as the Embedded Systems Conferences, DESIGN, 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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