EE Times and EDN Open the Annual ACE Awards Call for Nominations

Recognizes the People and Technologies that Have Made a Difference in the Electronics Industry

Nov 29, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EE Times and EDN, part of UBM Tech's portfolio of essential business and technical information for design engineers and the electronics industry, today announced the call for nominations for the 2013 ACE Awards competition, which honors the people and technologies that have made a difference in the electronics industry.


"The ACE Awards allow us to recognize the people and companies behind the technologies shaping the electronics industry," said Kathy Astromoff, CEO, Electronics, UBM Tech.  "We're excited to review all the outstanding and innovative entries.  I have no doubt that it will be a tough job to pick winners in each of the categories." 

The ACE Awards will feature several returning categories plus seven new categories that recognize the changing landscape of the engineering industry. The 2013 award categories include:

  • Company of the Year
  • Design Team of the Year
  • Energy Technology Award
  • Executive of the Year
  • Innovator of the Year
  • Startup of the Year
  • Ultimate Products – Analog ICs
  • Ultimate Products – Sensors
  • Ultimate Products – Power
  • Ultimate Products – Software
  • Ultimate Products – Test & Measurement
  • Ultimate Products – Processors (FPGAs, MCUs, Microprocessors, SoCs)
  • Ultimate Products –Logic/Interface/Memory
  • Ultimate Products – Development Kits/Evaluation Boards
  • Ultimate Products – Passives, Interconnects and Electromechanical
  • Ultimate Products – Wireless/RF
  • Ultimate Products – LEDs & Lighting

For a complete list of award categories visit To make a nomination for the ACE Awards, visit before February 1, 2013. ACE Awards entries cost $299.

The ACE Awards will be judged by a panel of EE Times and EDN editors as well as a panel of independent judges from across the electronics industry.

ACE award winners will be unveiled at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Sainte Claire Hotel San Jose, CA during Design West and ESC Silicon Valley.

The EE Times and EDN ACE Awards are generously sponsored by Executive Platinum sponsor Avnet Electronics Marketing, Category sponsor Linear Technology and Association media sponsor IEEE Spectrum.

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