I just heard from my friend Tomeq Cwienk, who is the PR and Marketing manager at Digital Core Design (DCD) in Poland.
In his email, Tomeq said "Hi Max, could I kindly ask you to publish information for your readers to vote for DQ80251 and DCD in the European Business Awards? We’re the only IP Core and EDA representative in that contest, and everyone can easily help the world’s fastest 8051 CPU just by clicking "Vote" at the EBA website. It takes only few seconds, so maybe your readers, friends, and relations (liek your dear old mother in England) could help?"
Well, how could I ignore such a request.? Actually, this is pretty big news for DCD, so it would be great if we could help them out. Since 2007, the European Business Awards has been recognized as one of the most significant competitions to promote success, innovation, and ethics in the European business community
EBA prizewinners over the past few years have included large companies like Microsoft, Dell, and FedEx. So it would be great for a small, feisty company like DCD to be seen up there alongside such industry giants.
DCD has been nominated for the world’s fastest 8051 CPU core -- the DQ80251. "We’re proud to be a representative for the whole electronic design community," says Jacek Hanke, DCD’s CEO. "I’m sure that our latest CPU is a great example, demonstrating the power of intellectual property in a large scale."
Public voting for the European Business Awards is open until 5:00 p.m. on the 17 of November. The company that gains the biggest number of public votes for their country will automatically become a National Champion, which provides a gateway for the prestigious Ruban d'Honneur prize, so you can see why the folks at DCD are excited.
It takes only few seconds to CLICK HERE to bounce over to the EBA website and cast your vote by clicking the VOTE button next to DCD's video (you have to register, but they only ask you to create a username and password and give them your email address – and they say explicitly that they won’t use your email for anything except authentication so they can ensure the voting is fair and above board).
Anyway, I just went over there and voted (I know Tomeq would do the same for me). So if you have a free moment, it would be great if you could offer the folks at DCD your support.
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