UBM Tech's EE Times and EDN Announce the Finalists for 2014 ACE Awards

Annual Awards Program to Take Place April 1, During EE Live!

Feb 25, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, February 25, 2014UBM Tech, which connects the electronics engineering community with essential business and technical insight, today announced the finalists for the 2014 ACE (Annual Creativity in Electronics) Awards.  The awards program honors the people and companies behind the technologies and products that are changing the world of electronics.  The awards ceremony where winners are announced will take place on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose during EE Live! 2014, the industry's largest and most comprehensive electronics technology conference and expo in the United States. 

“Our finalists this year are a very compelling group, and represent the creativity and innovation behind some of the most radical improvements taking place across all electronics categories,” said Patrick Mannion, VP, Brand Director, UBM Tech, Electronics.  “We wish all nominees the best of luck.”

Following are the 2014 ACE Awards finalists:

Company of the Year

  • Aquantia
  • Cadence Design Systems

Design Team of the Year

  • Advanced Micro Devices
    AMD Mainstream APU (“Kabini”) Team
  • Agilent Technologies
    RF Device PXI Test Solution Design Team
  • Altera Corporation; Micron Technology
    HMC Stratix V Interoperability Team
  • Stratos Product Development
    Stratos Product Development, as design partner to Global Good and Intellectual Ventures Labs
  • TE Connectivity
    Automotive Team

Energy Technology Award

  • Atmel Corporation 
    SAM4Cx Platform (AKA, Atmel's Smart Energy Platform)
  • EC Fans & Drives, LLC
    ECplus™ Refrigeration Motor
  • Maxim Integrated
    MAX78700/MAX78615 Isolated Energy Measurement Chipset
  • Rambus Inc.
    A19 LED Bulb
  • Xilinx
    LocalGrid DataFabric™ Architecture, enabled by Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoCs
  •  Zentrum Mikroelekronik Dresden AG (ZMDI)
    ZSSC1956 Intelligent Battery Monitoring Solution

Executive of the Year

  • Advanced Micro Devices
    Lisa Su
    Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Business Units
  • Introspect Technology
    Dr. Mohamed Hafed
  • Rambus Inc.
    Ronald Black
  • Spansion
    John Kispert
  • TE Connectivity
    Rob Shaddock
    Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Innovator of the Year

  • Maxim Integrated
    David Andeen
  • Novati Technologies
    David Anderson
  • Sol-Chip Ltd.
    Dr. Shani Keysar

Internet of Things Technology, Service, or End Application of the Year

  • Freescale Semiconductor
    Kinetis minis, the worlds smallest 32 bit ARM based microcontrollers
  • Hillcrest Labs
    SH-1 sensor hub
  • HZO, Inc.
    HZO WaterBlock
  • Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc.
    Qualcomm AllPlay™ Smart Media Platform
  • Texas Instruments
    SimpleLink(TM) Wi-Fi CC3000 BoosterPack
  • Xively, a subsidiary of LogMeIn
    Xively Cloud Services

Marketing Team of the Year

  • Altera Corp
    Stratix 10 FPGA and SoC Marketing Team
  • CSR
    CSR µEnergy
  • Mouser Electronics
    Mouser Marketing Team - Applications & Technologies Sites
  • ProSoft Technology Commercial Marketing Team
    ProSoft Technology Inc.
  • TE Connectivity Marketing Team: “Let’s Create Something Brilliant Together”
    TE Connectivity
  • Zentrum Mikroelekronik Dresden AG (ZMDI)
    Global ZMDI Marketing and Communications

Open Source Hardware Platform or Application of the Year

  • BeagleBoard.org
    BeagleBone Black
  • Adapteva
  • Seagate
    Seagate Kinetic Open Storage Platform
  • SECO

STEM Impact Award, presented by ECIA

  • Altera Corp.
  • Avnet
  • Mouser Electronics
  • National Instruments
  • Tektronix
  • Xilinx

Ultimate Products - Logic/Interface/Memory

  • Inphi Corporation
    Inphi DDR4 Register
  • Integrated Device Technology
    IDT 8T49N28x Universal Frequency Translator (UFT) family
  • Integrated Device Technology
    IDT 4DB0124 DDR4 data buffer
  • Maxim Integrated
    DS28E35 DeepCover Secure Authenticator
  • Memoir Systems
    Renaissance for Datacom
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • Rambus Inc.
    R+ LPDDR3 Memory Architecture Solution
  • Silicon Image
    SiI8620 MHL 3.0 transmitter IC, the SiI9394 MHL 3.0-to-HDMI 2.0 bridge IC, the SiI6031 MHL 3.0 multimedia switch IC and the Sil9679 MHL 3.0 receiver IC.

Ultimate Products - Passives, Interconnects and Electromechanical

  • AVX
    High Voltage SMD Tantalum Polymer Capacitor TCJ series
  • Harwin Inc
    Gecko hi-rel 1.25mm connector system
  • Littelfuse, Inc.
    Biased SIDACtor Tertiary Protection Thyristor (SDP0240T023G6)
  • Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
    Massive Electro-Pyrotechnic Igniter Chip (MEPIC) Resistor
  • Vishay Precision Group
    FRFC Ultra High Precision Z-1 Foil Flip Chip Resistor

Ultimate Products - Power

  • Agilent Technologies
    Agilent N2820A Series High-Sensitivity, High Dynamic Range Current Probes
  • Ericsson Power Modules
    Ericsson PKM-NH platform
  • International Rectifier
    Gen8 IGBT Technology Platform
  • Intersil
    ZL8800 power management IC
  • Linear Technology
    LT8614 Silent Switcher Regulator
  • MACOM (M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.)
    90W GaN in Plastic Power Transistor (MAGX-000035-0900P)
  • Microchip
    Digitally Enhanced Power Analog, Synchronous Buck DC/DC Controller – MCP19111
  • Vicor Corporation
    Configurable VI Chip® PRM® Modules

Ultimate Products - Analog IC's

  • Analog Devices
    AD7960 18-bit PulSAR® A/D converter
  • Linear Technology
    LTC2378-20 20-Bit Low Power SAR ADC
  • Maxim Integrated
    MAX31850 and MAX31851: Cold-junction compensated, 1-Wire thermocouple-to-digital converters
  • Sendyne
    Sendyne SFP100 Current, Voltage and Temperature Measurement IC with Internal Coulomb Counter
  • Silicon Labs
    Si50x CMEMS Oscillator
  • SiTime
    SiT15xx 32 kHz MEMS Oscillators
  • Texas Instruments
    LDC1000 Inductance-to-Digital Converter

Ultimate Products - Development Kits

  • Agilent Technologies
    Agilent U5340A FPGA Development Kit for High-Speed Digitizers
  • Altera Corp
    Cyclone V SoC Development Kit
  • CSR
    CSR µEnergy® Starter Development Kit DK-CSR1010-10169
  • GizmoSphere
    Gizmo Explorer Kit GZMOKT_4_2013_1
  • Inforce Computing
    IFC6410 – Snapdragon™ 600 based Single-Board Computer

Ultimate Products - LEDs & Lighting

  • Allegro MicroSystems, LLC
    A8517 and A8522 Wide Input Voltage, Fault Tolerant, Independently Controlled Multi-Channel LED Driver ICs with I2C interface
  • LED Engin, Inc
    LuxiTune dimmable LED light engine
  • Marvell Technology
    88EM8511 LED Driver
  • Power Integrations
    LYTSwitch-0 LED-Driver ICs for Low-Power LED Bulbs
  • Texas Instruments
    Floating Switch Architecture (TPS92411)

Ultimate Products - Processors - FPGAs, MCU's, Microprocessors, SoCs

  • Freescale Semiconductor
    Kinetis KL02 CSP, MKL02Z32CAF4R
  • Silicon Labs
    EFM32 Zero Gecko MCUs
  • Texas Instruments
    TI's C2000™ Piccolo™ F2806xF MCUs with InstaSPIN™-FOC motor control technology
  • Tilera Corporation
  • Xilinx
    Zynq®-7100 All Programmable SoC - XC7Z100

Ultimate Products - Reference Designs

  • Altera Corp
    Altera PowerSoC Reference Designs
  • Analog Devices
    JESD204B Xilinx Transceiver Debug Tool
  • Freescale Semiconductor
    MC33812 / S12P Small Engine Control Reference Design (KIT33812ECUEVME)
  • Texas Instruments
    Gas Sensor Platform with Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE)
  • Texas Instruments
    Smart Data Concentrator

Ultimate Products - Sensors

  • Sand 9
    TM361 Temperature Sensing MEMS Resonator
  • Sensirion AG
    Humidity and Temperature Sensor SHTC1
  • Silicon Labs
    Si701x/2x Relative Humidity and Temperature Sensors

Ultimate Products - Software

  • Altera Corporation
    Altera SDK for OpenCL
  • Altium Inc.
    Altium Designer 14 & Team Configuration Center
  • Intelligent Product Solutions
    ENTERVISE Part No. 100
  • Integrated Device Technology
    IDT Timing Commander™ Software
  • Intersil
    PowerNavigator graphical user interface
  • Mentor Graphics
    Tessent Hybrid TestKompress/LogicBIST
  • Xilinx
    Vivado IP Integrator

Ultimate Products - Test and Measurement Systems and Boards

  • Agilent Technologies
    Agilent U5303A PCIe 12-bit High-Speed Digitizer with On-Board Signal Processing
  • Agilent Technologies
    RF Device PXI Test Solution: M9391A VSA, M9381A VSG, and X-Series measurement applications
  • Cascade Microtech, Inc.
    CM300 Probe System
  • Keithley Instruments, Inc.
    Model 2450 Advanced Touchscreen SourceMeter® SMU Instrument
  • Rigol Technologies
    DS1000Z Digital Oscilloscope

Ultimate Products - Wireless/RF

  • Analog Devices
    AD9361 RF Agile Transceiver
  • Ethertronics
    EtherChip 2.0™ EC2A011
  • Integrated Device Technology
    IDT 8V19N4xx RF-PLL
  • Linear Technology
    LTC5551 Downconverting Mixer
  • Redpine Signals
    Redpine Signals’ RS9113 M2MCombo™ chipset
  • Tektronix
    AWG 70000 Arbitrary Waveform Generator
  • The MathWorks
    LTE System Toolbox
  • Wilocity
    WiGig chipset - WIL6100

A panel of EE Times and EDN editors as well as independent judges chose the finalists and winners.  Judging took place from January 27, 2014 – February 24, 2014.

A panel of EE Times and EDN editors also selected winners in additional categories, which included Jim Williams Contributor of the Year, sponsored by Linear Technology, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.  IEEE, through their own judging process, will announce the winners for IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society and IEEE Spectrum Emerging Technology Award at the awards ceremony in April.

All winners will be announced at the ACE awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 1 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose during EE Live!  To purchase tickets to attend the ACE Awards, go to http://ubm-ace.com/tickets.php.  Tickets are $199 per person or $1,850 for a table to seat ten.

For more information on the awards program, visit http://ubm-ace.com

The EE Times and EDN ACE Awards are generously sponsored by Executive Platinum sponsor Avnet Electronics Marketing, the Ultimate Products sponsor Mouser Electronics, category sponsors include STEM Impact award by ECIA Foundation, Design Team of the Year by IDT, Jim Williams, Contributor of the Year by Linear Technology and Association Media Sponsor by IEEE Spectrum.

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