In my trusty old email inbox, the same one that never seems to block any advertisements or send them into the spam folder, left me a message that I should look at all of the positive Ewen Chia reviews and try my hand at doing some affiliate marketing work instead of working my fingers to the bone at a normal back breaking job. Like all of the other messages that I read from my inbox, this one got my attention, so I decided to check out these reviews to see if they were on the level. Of course, the reviews were positive and praised the work of Chia.

Reading more about affiliate marketing and how Chia used it caused me to see it in a different light. I was convinced that I could be doing affiliate marketing work from my home, rather than going into the office every day to copy papers and type long boring emails. Continue reading A Miracle Message of Wisdom

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When I moved back to Texas, I was surprised to find out that we were actually allowed to pick out our own energy provider. I had not lived there for nearly 20 years, and this was one of the only changes that I could tell, other than a bit of development in the town I had moved back to. I decided to go online and compare Texas electric rates for the different companies that offer energy to the town I had grown up in, and I was able to find out a good bit about each one thanks to a website that I had found.

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With Ewen Chia, an Internet Marketing Guru, leading the way for new business owners on the web to establish themselves I find that it’s becoming ever more important to stress the actual use of social media platforms as well as the need for a smart business model and not just an idea that hasn’t a plan behind it. It’s easy to get excited about a business idea; I’ve been there (I feel like I’m always there).While we want to rush out and start making social media profiles to give it some substance it’s also necessary to have a plan of any kind.

Having a plan for your business is the best method to define it. Continue reading A Tongue in Cheek Approach to Marketing

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I have been thinking about trying to figure out the best way to quit smoking or at least stop inhaling the real tobacco smoke. I know that a vape is going to give you the nicotine, but not all of the noxious stuff that you get cancer and heart disease and all of the other bad outcomes you can get from smoking. I was looking at a Firefly vaporizer review: it’s not what you think! I am wondering whether or not a vaporizer help you quit smoking. I am thinking that I am going to be able to quit in stages. Of course the idea is pretty basic in reality. You have the bad habit of smoking and you can not give it up easily because you are addicted to the nicotine in the cigarettes. Continue reading Will a Vaporizer Help You Quit Smoking

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For more information on the UBM Electronics ACE Awards, contact:

Felicia Hamerman, VP Marketing, ACE Awards
felicia.hamerman@ubm.com
516-562-5652

For more information on any of the sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Bob Dumas, Brand Director, EE Times at 516-562-5742; bob.dumas@ubm.com

Jim Dempsey, Brand Director, EDN at 440-333-3040; jim.dempsey@ubm.com

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Mouser Electronics, a subsidiary of TTI, Inc., is part of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway family of companies.

Mouser is an award-winning authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies to electronic design engineers and buyers. Mouser.com is updated daily and searches more than 7 million products to locate over 1.8 million orderable part numbers from more than 400 manufacturers, available for easy online purchase. Mouser.com also houses an industry-first interactive catalog, data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools. In addition, Mouser publishes multiple catalogs per year, providing designers with up-to-date data on the components now available for the next generation of electronic devices, delivering What’s Next to shape the future of technology.

Mouser has 16 customer support locations worldwide and ships globally to over 300,000 customers in 170 countries from its 492,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visithttp://www.mouser.com.

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Avnet Electronics Marketing is one of the world’s largest technology, marketing, distribution and services companies, offering leading design chain services combined with world-class supply chain services in support of the electronics industry. Avnet Electronics Marketing is focused on exceeding our customers’ needs and expectations. We serve electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 70 countries, distributing electronic components and embedded solutions from leading manufacturers. From design to delivery, we are a company that is dedicated to support across the board.

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IEEE Spectrum magazine is the flagship publication of the IEEE, the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology. It is a monthly print and digital magazine and Web site for technology innovators and business leaders – the people driving change and actively looking for solutions to complex problems. IEEE Spectrum explores future technology trends and the impact of those trends on society and business, and won 20 editorial awards in 2011.

Award-winning IEEE Spectrum ‘heads up’ editorial captures the attention of nearly 400,000 technology professionals and senior executives worldwide in the high technology sectors of industry, government, and academia. Subscribers include engineering managers and corporate and financial executives. Deans and provosts at every major engineering university and college throughout the world are also IEEE Spectrum readers.

The IEEE Spectrum Web site is a destination for the latest technology news and analysis created and sought after by IEEE’s global membership. The latest articles, videos, podcasts, webinars and entries from our blogs – Automaton, EnergyWise, Nanoclast, Risk Factor, Sandbox, and Tech Talk – populate the entire site, including 11 channels and 62 subchannels, which provide the audience with fresh content several times a day. IEEE Spectrum also introduced a mobile application in 2010, and a mobile edition in 2011.

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Thank you for your interest in the UBM Electronics ACE Awards.

Winners will be announced on March 27th, 2012.

UBM Electronics ACE Awards

  • UBM Electronics Creates a New Awards Program to Honor Excellence in the Global Electronics Industry

EDN Inovation Awards News

    • EDN Innovation Winner’s Announcement

EE Times ACE Awards News

        • 2011 EE Times ACE Awards Finalists Announced
        • EE Times Group Announces 2010 ACE Awards Winners
        • March 31, 2009 -EE TIMES ANNOUNCED 2009 ACE AWARDS WINNERS
        • February 19, 2007 -EE TIMES ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT ERIC LIDOW IS THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2007 EE TIMES ACE AWARDS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
        • December 18, 2006 – EE TIMES ACE AWARDS CLOSES NOMINATIONS AND PRESENTS JUDGING PANEL
        • September 5, 2006 – CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR THIRD ANNUAL EE TIMES ACE AWARDS
        • August 17, 2006 – TechInsights TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE PLATINUM SPONSOR OF THE 2007 EE TIMES ACE AWARDS

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For the first time ever, UBM Electronics leading media brands, EE Times and EDN, will combine each of their respective, well established award programs, ACE and Innovation, into the new 2012 UBM Electronics ACE Awards.

Co-presented for the first time by EE Times and EDN- the leading information authorities with a combined presence of over 90 years in the industry-the 2012 UBM Electronics ACE Awards will be the most highly anticipated and closely watched celebration of excellence throughout the electronics industry.

An Annual Campaign Saluting Innovation

As a sponsor, your company will be featured in a year-long marketing campaign recognizing the significant achievements of the electronics community and its impact on the global technology economy. Led by the most trusted and influential media brand in the industry, EE Times and EDN, sponsors will be positioned as key drivers in elevating the innovations of electronics engineers and the electronics industry’s vital contributions to technology advancement.

Sponsors receive brand recognition through a variety of promotional opportunities for the award program that encompasses the UBM Electronics portfolio as well as exposure at ESC Silicon Valley. Your company’s logo will be prominently displayed on signage, ad materials, online promotions and collateral throughout the annual campaign, varying with the sponsorship program attributes.

For more information on any of the sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Bob Dumas, Brand Director, EE Times at 516-562-5742; bob.dumas@ubm.com

Jim Dempsey, Brand Director, EDN at 440-333-3040; jim.dempsey@ubm.com

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2012 Official Rules
No Purchase Necessary.

1. DESCRIPTION OF THE CONTEST: UBM Electronics’ ACE Awards will recognize outstanding achievements of people, products and companies that show leadership in the electronics industry.

2. HOW TO ENTER: Submit your UBM Electronics ACE Awards nominations by completing the submission form online and following the instructions on the screen at www.ubm-ace.com. Individuals and companies shall nominate themselves and their products and executives, either directly or through an agent. All required fields must be completed in order for the submission to be valid. Required fields are noted on the submission form.

Online entries may be submitted at www.ubm-ace.com. Submissions will be accepted from 12:00 AM (EST) November 1, 2011 through 11:59 PM (EST) January 6, 2012. Alternatively, send the completed submission form, your name, company address (specify home or business), telephone number (specify home or business) and email address to 2012 UBM Electronics ACE Awards, Dawn Walton, 322 Sea Cliff Avenue, Sea Cliff, NY 11579. The contest begins November 1, 2011. All entries must be received on or before 11:59 PM (EST) January 6, 2012. No purchase is necessary. A purchase will not improve your chance of winning.

You may nominate as many products and individuals, and you may enter as many of the categories as you like. Multiple entries for the same category will be judged separately.

3. ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open to nominees who do business in the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) and are 18 years of age or older.Void where prohibited by law. All winners will be required to execute and affidavit swearing to compliance with these eligibility requirements. If you reside outside the U.S. or Canada, you may submit entries, but you are not eligible to win any awards; however, UBM Electronics reserves the right to post your entry in a showcase if in its sole discretion it deems worthy of showcasing. Employees of United Business Media LLC, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, agencies and assigns, and their immediate family members (spouse and parents, children and siblings, and their spouses) as well as individuals living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and provincial laws and regulations.

4. CATEGORIES AND CRITERIA: One winner will be selected in each of the following categories.

Design Team of the Year:

The winner will be selected based on the5 creative, efficient and inspiring project management capabilities of the team, which led to a significant contribution to the furtherance of technology, including:

  • The likelihood that the technology will make a significant impact in some sector of the electronic systems market.
  • A novel and engaging way in which the technology delivers features.
  • Techniques which led to faster design time and time to market.
  • Exceptional creativity and persistence demonstrated by the team in the face of technical or business hurdles.

Innovator of the Year:

The winner will be selected based on the leadership, creativity and out-of-the-box thinking brought to technology, a product or a business, including:

  • Success in the initial phase of a technology, product or business.
  • The likelihood that a technology, product or business will have a significant impact in some sector of the electronics market.
  • Persistence shown in the face of technical, business and/or cultural hurdles.
  • The winner may be a researcher, engineer, manager, executive, venture capitalist or educator.

Executive of the Year:

The winner will be selected based on the leadership, and technological and fiscal vision brought to a company, or business during a calendar year, including:

  • Outstanding growth in business, patents, alliances or design wins.
  • The ability to demonstrate success in the marketplace or the likelihood that the business will have a significant impact in some sector of the electronics market.
  • Persistence shown in the face of technical, business and/or cultural hurdles.

Startup Company of the Year:

The winner will be selected based on its demonstration of excellence in business and/or technology development, and the potential to become a technical or market leader in the global electronics industry, including:

  • The development of an innovative business model that has the potential to cause disruptive change in a key technology or product area.
  • The assembly of a team of “star” engineers and key executives who are putting in place new business ideas and technology development practices that challenge current and existing management wisdom in the electronics industry.
  • The ability to overcome unexpected challenges and setbacks in key business/technology processes in areas such as: financing and capitalization, human resources, engineering development and design, manufacturing, marketing, sales and/or distribution.
  • The ability to enter into and manage strategic partnerships that complement the company’s own strengths in key business and technology areas.
  • The ability to lead and succeed in the domestic and global electronics market by delivering innovative engineering-based electronics products or solutions.
  • This category is open only to venture capital (or pre-IPO financed) startup electronics manufacturing (device or system) companies in business for less than three years.

Company of the Year:

The winner will be selected based on its professionalism, staff development and retention, customer focus, technical excellence and profitable growth, including:

  • The ability to exceed annual financial business goals and other market metrics set by management and/or third-party analysts for year-to-year performance.
  • Advancement in rank or market order to surpass its competitors and gain a significant new industry, product or technology leadership position recognized by one or more independent industry observers.
  • Introduction of a break-though product and/or technology that has the potential to alter the price/performance curve in a key product or technology area in electronics.
  • A novel business or management practice that makes a significant contribution to improving the environment and/or quality of life for a region or country.
  • Excellence and leadership in business practices and management in some or all of the following areas: capitalization and financing, research & development, hardware and/or software design, product design, device or system manufacturing, human resources management, marketing, PR and media relations, sales, and distribution.

Energy Technology Award:

A significant portion of the electronics industry has begun the historic shift from information to energy technology. This trend will help sustain and expand several industry sectors. Our Energy Technology Award recognizes those companies that have made the most significant contribution to this shift through the introduction of new concepts and products that help conserve energy or create new energy sources.

Criteria:

The recipient will have demonstrated the successful introduction of a renewable energy product, tool or service to a broad market. Among the metrics for this award are:

  • The scaling of development and/or manufacture of renewable energy products, tools and services;
  • The development and expansion of a company’s business partnerships through joint ventures, financial investors or other forms of collaboration that further the its business plan;
  • Evidence that the company and its product, tool or service can compete in a global market often characterized by competition among nations rather than international companies.
  • Putting federal or state funding or incentives, if any, to the best possible use to achieve the “biggest bang for the buck.”
  • Evidence that the new product, tool or service has the potential to create new manufacturing or other technology jobs.

Student of the Year:

The award goes to an individual whose discipline, hard work and academic success are considered hallmarks for other engineering or science students.

5. JUDGING: A panel of UBM Electronics editors will narrow down the entries to five (5) finalists in each category, based on the criteria set forth above. Winners will be determined from among the finalists by a panel of independent judges selected by UBM Electronics a division of United Business Media. Judging will take place from January 9, 2012 through February 3, 2012, and winner will be announced at ESC Silicon Valley. The judges’ decisions are final.

6. AWARDS: Awards will be presented and winning companies and individuals will be honored at ESC Silicon Valley —March 26-29, 2012. Award winners will be posted on the UBM Electronics website at www.ubm-ace.com on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. In addition to the title, winners will receive a crystal statuette (value under $500) and listed in the April, 2012 issues of EE Times and EDN (Issues subject to change). (Expenses of attending the Conference and Awards ceremony will be the responsibility of the winners.) You do not need to be present at the Awards dinner to win. No prior announcement or information on winners will be provided. For the name of the finalists and winners, available after March 28, 2012, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:

Dawn Walton
UBM Electronics ACE Awards
322 Sea Cliff Avenue
Sea Cliff, NY 11579

7. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: By entering, participants (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and (ii) grant UBM Electronics a division of United Business Media a royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to use and publicly display their entries for all advertising and marketing purposes, including promoting its web sites, products and services. Accordingly, no confidential information should be included in any entry. Submissions remain the property of the entrants; however, by entering, entrants consent to the use of their name and likeness for advertising, promotional and/or marketing purposes without additional compensation. (A Tennessee resident consents to the use of his name and likeness only if such Tennessee resident expressly consents to such use.) By entering, participants release and hold harmless UBM Electronics a division of United Business Media, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability or injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with participation in this contest. UBM Electronics a division of United Business Media is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information including, but not limited to technical malfunctions, human error, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof, entry materials that have been tampered with, or mail in entries that are illegible, late, lost, damaged, postage due or misdirected. UBM Electronics a division of United Business Media is not responsible for any injury or damage to participants’ or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any material in this promotion. Entries that have been tampered with or altered are void. UBM Electronics reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this promotion if it becomes technically corrupted or if for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infections by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of UBM Electronics a division of United Business Media that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion.

This promotion shall be governed by the laws of the United States

8. Finalist and Winner Logos:

UBM Electronics ACE Awards Finalists and Winners can purchase use of the UBM Electronics ACE Awards Finalist and Winner logos. For more information & logo usage guidelines, please contact Dawn Waltondawnwalton@optonline.net

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Call for Nominations: November 1, 2011 — January 6, 2012

Submissions are accepted November 1, 2011 — January 6, 2012 for the UBM Electronics ACE Awards presented in nine categories. Entries can be made on the UBM Electronics ACE Awards site, or the form can be printed and mailed to UBM Electronics — see the Rules page for more details.

Winners Announced at UBM Electronics ACE Awards Event: March 27, 2012

The honors will be presented at the UBM Electronics ACE Awards Gala on March 27, 2012, as part of ESC Silicon Valley, the largest electronic systems design event in North America. The gala event will take place at The Fairmont San Jose.

2012 UBM Electronics ACE Judging Panel:

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.

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STARTUP OF THE YEAR

This award goes to a venture capital (or pre-IPO financed) start-up (under three years in business) electronics manufacturing (device or system) company that demonstrates excellence in business development and/or technology development processes with the potential to become a technical or market leader in the global electronics industry.

COMPANY OF THE YEAR

This award celebrates the company that exhibits the highest degree of professionalism, staff development and retention, customer focus, technical excellence and profitable growth – a true leader in the electronics sector.

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

This award goes to an individual who brought leadership, technological and fiscal vision to a company, organization or company division during a calendar year.

DESIGN TEAM OF THE YEAR

This award goes to a group of innovators whose collaborative efforts made a significant contribution to the furtherance of technology and whose project management abilities were creative, efficient and inspiring.

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

This award goes to the individual who brought leadership, creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to technology, a product or business.

ENERGY TECHNOLOGY AWARD

A significant portion of the electronics industry has begun the historic shift from information to energy technology. This trend will help sustain and expand several industry sectors. Our Energy Technology Award recognizes those companies that have made the most significant contribution to this shift through the introduction of new concepts and products that help conserve energy or create new energy sources.

CONTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

The Contributor of the Year award will be awarded to the engineer who has contributed most significantly to the advancement of knowledge in the field of engineering and design through their own bylined feature articles.

*Nominations will not be accepted for this award category.

MOST ENGAGED COMMUNITY MEMBER

The breadth and depth of the UBM and EDN communities are the heartbeat of the network, pumping opinions, ideas, insights and pearls of wisdom to inspire all involved to reflect, act and create the next waves of innovation.

This award will go to the most engaged member of the UBM and EDN communities: The person that we feel whose participation has most benefited the communities as a whole and whose comments impress our judges as the most consistently substantive, articulate and insightful.

* Nominations are not accepted for this award category.

BEST STUDENT DESIGN/DESIGN CHALLENGE WITH PUBLIC SCHOOLS

This award goes to the winning school of the Innovation Generation (IGEN) K-12 Student Design Challenge. See entry details here.

* Nominations are not accepted for this award category

STUDENT OF THE YEAR

This award goes to an individual whose discipline, hard work and academic success are considered hallmarks for other engineering or science students.

MENTOR OF THE YEAR

Learning can come in many forms, but few are as valuable, inspiring or long-lasting as the learning passed down from mentor to mentee. In this award, new for 2011, we will pay homage to the mentor who has served most honorably in this role.

ULTIMATE PRODUCTS

What are the hottest products of the year? A combination of our editors’ opinion and an examination of the most popular product stories of the past year as determined by our audience will determine the winner for each category.

The categories are:

  • SoCs
  • Analog ICs
  • Digital ICs (MCUs, FPGAs, microprocessors)
  • Power
  • Human-Machine Interface Technology
  • Software
  • Passive Components, Sensors, Indicators, and Interconnects
  • Development Kits, Reference Designs, & SBCs
  • Test and Measurement Systems and Boards

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The award goes to an individual whose contributions over a long career in electronics have had a demonstrable impact on technological, business and cultural advancements in the world.

* Nominations are not accepted for this award category

 

IEEE AWARD CATEGORIES

IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society

IEEE Spectrum Emerging Technology Award

* Nominations are not accepted for this award category

For more information on the IEEE Awards contact Blanche McGurr
Group Marketing Manager, IEEE Spectrum Magazine/IEEE Media
(212)419-7579 b.mcgurr@ieee.org

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Don’t miss out on your company’s chance to be recognized as a leader in the industry. Share your achievements today and submit your best of the best. When you are selected as one of the five finalists in a category — or you are recipient of a UBM Electronics ACE Award — you will have the prestigious accolade from the editors of UBM Electronics underscoring the innovation and leadership of your company throughout your marketing programs and media outreach. Don’t miss out on your company’s chance to be recognized as a leader in the industry!

$299 Fee to Enter

Entrants may submit nominations in as many categories as apply.

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New this year, EE Times’ ACE (Annual Creativity in Electronics) Awards and EDN’s Innovation Awards are joining forces to honor the people and companies — the creators — behind the technologies and products that are changing the world of electronics and shaping the way we work, live, and play. The result: the 2012 UBM Electronics ACE Awards.

The 2012 UBM Electronics ACE Awards, presented by EE Times and EDN, will showcase the best of the best in today’s electronics industry, including the hottest new products, start-up companies, design teams, executives and more. It will celebrate the promise of new talent and innovation among today’s engineering students and will honor the lifetime achievement of a top industry veteran whose contributions have had a demonstrable impact on technological, business and cultural advancements in the world.

This year’s event is a cocktail reception followed by the presentation of the 2012 UBM Electronics ACE Awards.

Winners will be announced at the Awards Event taking place on Tuesday, March 27th at the Fairmont San Jose during DESIGN West.

Awards Event Tickets available now! Click Here

All finalists are invited to attend. Two complimentary tickets will be held for each finalist’s company. There is a limit of two complimentary tickets per organization. If additional tickets are needed or if a company is up for multiple categories, additional tickets may be purchased. Click here to purchase tickets now.

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STARTUP OF THE YEAR

ArrayPower

Calxeda

LineStream Technologies

mCube

SuVolta, Inc.

COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

NXP Semiconductors

Qualcomm, Inc.

Xilinx, Inc.

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Yasushi Akao
Representative Director, President
Renesas Electronics Corporation

Rich Beyer
CEO
Freescale Semiconductor

Robert Black
Executive Operating Officer
JUKI

Warren East
CEO
ARM

Lip-Bu Tan
President & CEO
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

DESIGN TEAM OF THE YEAR

Intel and Micron IMFT Joint Development Project

Kontron

Philips Lumileds

SuVolta, Inc.

Tilera Corporation

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

CSR
SiRFstarV and the SiRFusion platform

K. Charles Janac
President & CEO
Arteris

Philips Lumileds
LUXEON A

Michael McCorquodale
General Manager
Integrated Device Technology

Zvi Or-Bach
President & CEO
MonolithIC 3D Inc.

ENERGY TECHNOLOGY AWARD

Cogenra Solar
Gilad Almogy, CEO

Echelon Corporation
The NES System

Freescale Semiconductor
QorIQ P1022 High Performance Embedded Processor

Maxim Integrated Products
MAX17710

SolarBridge Technologies
AC Module System

ULTIMATE PRODUCTS

Below are the finalists for the Ultimate Product categories. Online voting has closed for these categories. Thank you for your participation. Winners will be announced at the 2012 UBM ACE Awards on March 27th.

SoCs

Cadence Design Systems
Wide I/O memory controller core

Calxeda
EnergyCore ECX-1000

Saankhya Labs Pvt Ltd
SL1001

STMicroelectronics
Orly

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
DAC1628D1G25

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
STM32-F4

Xilinx
Virtex-7 2000T

Power

Analog Devices
ADP1047 digital power factor correction (PFC) controller

Linear Technology
LTC6803

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
AS3911

Cypress Semiconductor
Gen4 TrueTouch Controller

Freescale Semiconductor
Xtrinsic Capacitive and Resistive touch sensing platform

Integrated Device Technology
LDS700x

Movea
MoveTV

Software

Cadence Design Systems
Virtual System Platform

Synopsys
Virtualizer

Microchip Technology Inc.
MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

NXP Semiconductors N.V.
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 N.V.
No-Offset I2C-Bus Buffers

Plessey Semiconductors
EPIC

Texas Instruments
TMP006

Development Kits, Reference Designs, & SBCs

Freescale Semiconductor
Home Health Hub Reference Platform

Kontron
M2M Smart Services Developer Kit

Mistral Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
TMDXEVM8148

Nordic Semiconductor
nRFready 2.4GHz RF Smart Remote reference design

Xilinx
Spartan-6 Consumer Video Kit 2.0

Test and Measurement Systems and Boards

Azimuth Systems
Field-to-Lab (FTL) solution

LeCroy Corporation
HRO 12-bit Oscilloscopes

National Instruments
NI PXIe-5665 14 GHz VSA

Oscium
iMSO-104

Tektronix
MDO4000 Mixed Domain Oscilloscope

BEST STUDENT DESIGN/DESIGN CHALLENGE WITH PUBLIC SCHOOLS

STUDENT OF THE YEAR

Winner to be announced

MENTOR OF THE YEAR

Winner to be announced

CONTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

Winner to be announced

MOST ENGAGED COMMUNITY MEMBER

Winner to be announced

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Winner to be announced

IEEE AWARD CATEGORIES

IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society
To Be Announced

IEEE Spectrum Emerging Technology Award
To Be Announced

Winners will be announced at the Awards Event taking place on Tuesday, March 27th at the Fairmont San Jose during DESIGN West. Awards Event Tickets available now! Click Here

All finalists are invited to attend. Two complimentary tickets will be held for each finalist’s company. There is a limit of two complimentary tickets per organization. If additional tickets are needed or if a company is up for multiple categories, additional tickets may be purchased. Click here to purchase tickets now.

For more information on any of the sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Bob Dumas, Brand Director, EE Times at 516-562-5742; bob.dumas@ubm.com

Jim Dempsey, Brand Director, EDN at 440-333-3040; jim.dempsey@ubm.com

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STARTUP OF THE YEAR

mCube

COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Qualcomm, Inc.

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Rich Beyer
CEO
Freescale Semiconductor

DESIGN TEAM OF THE YEAR

Tilera Corporation

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Michael McCorquodale
General Manager
Integrated Device Technology

ENERGY TECHNOLOGY AWARD

Maxim Integrated Products
MAX17710

ULTIMATE PRODUCTS

SoCs

Zynq-7000 EPP
Xilinx

Analog ICs

3LG family of CrystalFree CMOS oscillators
Integrated Device Technology

Digital ICs (MCUs, FPGAs, microprocessors)

Cortex-M0 LPC11U00 microcontrollers family
NXP Semiconductors

Power

LTC6803 Multicell Battery Stack Monitor
Linear Technology

Human-Machine Interface Technology

Xtrinsic Capacitive and Resistive touch sensing platform
Freescale Semiconductor

Software

Virtual System Platform
Cadence Design Systems

Passive Components, Sensors, Indicators, and Interconnects

TMP006 Temperature Sensor
Texas Instruments

Development Kits, Reference Designs, & SBCs

Home Health Hub Reference Platform
Freescale Semiconductor

Test and Measurement Systems and Boards

MDO4000 Mixed Domain Oscilloscope
Tektronix

CONTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

Jim Williams

MENTOR OF THE YEAR

Stewart Christie
Product Marketing Engineer, Intelligent Systems Group
Intel

MOST ENGAGED COMMUNITY MEMBER

Jonathan Chan

STUDENT OF THE YEAR

Aaron Goldstein
Arizona State University

BEST STUDENT DESIGN/DESIGN CHALLENGE WITH PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Oak Canyon Junior High team from Lindon, UT
Pipe Dreams Christmas Tree
Ted Hansen, Teacher; Wayne Rust, Team Mentor

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Dr. James Truchard
National Instruments

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Mr. Jeff Kodosky
National Instruments

IEEE AWARD CATEGORIES

IEEE Spectrum Emerging Technology Award
SuVolta

IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society
Ekso Bionics

For more information on any of the sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Bob Dumas, Brand Director, EE Times at 516-562-5742; bob.dumas@ubm.com

Jim Dempsey, Brand Director, EDN at 440-333-3040; jim.dempsey@ubm.com

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Design Team of the Year
Intel Corporation
Nehalem Family Design TeamInnovator of the Year
picoChip Designs Ltd
Doug Pulley
Chief Technical Officer

Executive of the Year
Microchip Technology Inc.
Steve Sanghi
President and CEO

Startup of the Year
RFaxis, Inc.

Company of the Year
ARM

Most Promising New Technology
Hewlett Packard

Most Innovative Renewable Energy Award
National Semiconductor

Editors’ Choice Award
PCBMotorEducator of the Year
Bassam Matar
Engineering Faculty
Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Student of the Year
Kristie DAmbrosio
MIT


The IEEE Spectrum Emerging Technology ACE Award
Pixel Qi Corp.

The IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society ACE Award
IBM/Russian Railways

2009 EE Times ACE Awards Winners and Event Information
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Design Team of the Year
Motorola Design Integration Center

Innovator of the Year
HP
Stanley Williams
HP Senior Fellow
Director, Information & Quantum Systems Lab

Executive of the Year
Silicon Laboratories
Necip Sayiner
President and CEO

Startup of the Year
BLADE Network Technologies

Company of the Year
Microchip Technology Inc.

Most Promising New Technology
SiBEAM


Best Enabler Award for Green Engineering
Cymbet Corporation

Most Innovative Renewable Energy Award
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.


Student of the Year
David Yanoshak
Senior EE Student & Intern
University of Texas – Austin

Educator of the Year
Leah Jamieson
Dean of Engineering, Ransburg Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University

 

IEEE AWARDS

IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society Award
DARPA

IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society ACE Award
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society ACE Award
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

IEEE Spectrum Emerging Technology ACE Award
Geodynamics


2008 Insight Awards Winners

Most Innovative Process Technology
Micron (IMFT) MT29F32G08 34nm, 32Gbit MLC
NAND Flash

Most Innovative Mobile Processor
Intel 45nm Atom Processor

Most Innovative Non-Volatile Memory
Toshiba TC58NVG4D2ETA10 43nm
16G NAND Flash

Most Innovative DRAM
Micron MT47H64M16HR 50nm 1Gbit DDR2 SDRAM

2009 EE Times ACE Awards Winners and Event Information
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2007 EE Times ACE Awards Winners and Event Information
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Design Team of the Year
PA Semi
PWRficient dual-core processor (PA6T-1682M)

Innovator of the Year
IBM Research
Dan Edelstein and Satya Nitta

Executive of the Year
Research In Motion
Mike Lazaridis, President & Co-CEO

Startup of the Year
Blade Network Technology

Company of the Year – Small/Medium
(under $750 million in sales)

National Instruments

Company of the Year – Large
(over $750 million in sales)

Research In Motion

Most Promising Technology
XID Technologies
Face Synthesis


Student of the Year
Guruprasad Madhavan, MS, MBA
PhD Candidate
State University of New York (Binghamton)

Educator of the Year
Moira Gunn
Program Director
University of San Francisco

Editors’ Choice
Carson Page
Hutton Elementary
Georgetown, TX

IEEE AWARDS

IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society
Alstom Power Inc. & Vattenfall

IEEE Spectrum Emerging Technology Award
IBM


2008 Ultimate Product Winners

Analog
Vishay – SiP12510, SiP12511 White LED Drivers

IP&E
DDP – SL3 Series Stack Lamp

Processor/Memory
Adtron Corp – I25FB and A25FB Flash Disks

Logic Interface & Programmable Logic
Applied Micro Circuits Corp. – 3ware 9650SE SATA RAID Controller Family

Power
Texas Instruments – UCD9240 Integrated Power System Controllers

RF/Microwave
Zarlink – ZL70101 Transceiver Chip

Test/Measurement
Agilent Technologies – N6705A DC Power Analyzer

 

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Design Team of the Year
Clear Shape Technologies Inc.
TEAM: OutPerform

Innovator of the Year
Wan-Thai Hsu, CTO
Discera

Executive of the Year
Chia Song Hwee, CEO
Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing

Startup of the Year Award
Ruckus Wireless

Company of the Year – Small/Medium
(under $750 million in sales)

CSR

Company of the Year – Large
(over $750 million in sales
)
NVIDIA Corporation

Most Promising New Technology
Silicon Photonics
Intel / UCSB


Editor’s Choice Award:
Lee Felsenstein
Computing Pioneer

Educator of the Year
Dr. Belle Wei
Dean of the College of Engineering
San Jose State University

Student of the Year
Michael Callahan
University of Illinois,
Urbana-Champaign

IEEE AWARDS

Emerging Technology ACE Award
Innovative Silicon

Technology in the Service of Society ACE Award
Magneti Marelli/Fiat


President’s Award
Marty Gold
Editor Emeritus


2007 Ultimate Product Winners

Analog ICs
e2v
A/D Converter – AT84AS001TP 12-bit A/D

Processor/Memory
SanDisk
iNAND Flash Storage Device, SDINab-4096

IP&E
New Scale Technologies
SQUIGGLE motor

Logic, Interface & Programmable Logic
Actel
IGLOO FPGAs

Power
American Power Conversion
PCMCIA Password Manager

RF/Microwave
Qualcomm
Single-chip Cellphone Handset Device, QSC1100

Test/Measurement
Pico Technology
PicoScope PC Oscilloscopes (2104 & 2105)

 

2009 EE Times ACE Awards Winners and Event Information
2008 EE Times ACE Awards Winners and Event Information
2007 EE Times ACE Awards Winners and Event Information
2006 EE Times ACE Awards Winners and Event Information
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