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

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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

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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
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