EE Times has announced the finalists for the 2007 EE Times ACE Awards, to be presented at a gala dinner April 3 at the San Jose Fairmont during the Embedded Systems Conference. See eetimes. com/ace for details, including how to buy tickets for the dinner, which will feature comedian Larry Miller.
Design Team of the Year
Altera (Stratix III)
Clear Shape Technologies (OutPerform)
Freescale Semiconductor (MR2A16A 4-Mbit MRAM)
Motorola (Razr phone)
Sun Microsystems (Sun Fire T2000 server)
Innovator of the Year
Kenneth Parker, senior scientist, Agilent Technologies
Kaigham J. Gabriel, chairman and CTO, Akustica
Wan-Thai Hsu, CTO, Discera
Serguei Okhonin, chief scientist, co-founder, Innovative Silicon
Terrance Boult, El Pomar Chair of Innovation, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Executive of the Year
Chia Song Hwee, CEO, Chartered Semiconductor
T.J. Rodgers, president, CEO, Cypress Semiconductor
Walden C. Rhines, chairman and CEO, Mentor Graphics
Sanjay Jha, president,, Qualcomm CDMA Technology
Selina Lo, president and CEO, Ruckus Wireless
Startup of the Year
Quickfilter Technologies Inc.
Ruckus Wireless Inc.
Telegent Systems Inc.
Company of the Year, Small/Medium (under $750 million in annual sales)
Wind River Systems
Company of the Year, Large (over $750 million in annual sales)
Most Promising Technology
Analog Devices (sensor fusion)
EyeTech Digital Systems (Quick Glance gaze tracker)
Intel/UCSB (silicon photonics)
Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (Snapdragon platform)