SAN JOSE, Calif.—UBM Electronics, a division of UBM plc and the publisher of EE Times, EDN and other publications, honored companies, teams and individuals for achievements over the past year by presenting the 2012 UBM Electronics ACE Awards in a ceremony here Tuesday (March 27).
The new award program, which combines the EE Times ACE (Annual Creativity in Electronics) Awards and EDN's Innovation Awards, was conducted in conjunction with DESIGN West, a new conference and expo built around the rich foundation of training, education and products available at ESC, combined with popular summits and new event launches in one venue for the first time.
The UBM Electronics ACE Awards recognize and honors the people and companies behind the technologies and new products that are changing the world of electronics globally.
A panel of EE Times and EDN editors narrowed down the entries to five finalists in each category, based on the criteria set forth in an online submission form. Winners were determined from among the finalists by a panel of independent judges. Judging took place from Nov. 1, 2011, to Jan. 6, 2012.
"It was a challenge for our judges to select one winner in each category from all of the creative and innovative technologies represented by the finalists," said Junko Yoshida, editor in chief of EE Times. "The winners have proven that they are pioneers in developing and implementing breakthroughs in electronics. We hope this awards program gives companies worldwide the impetus to stretch their imaginations and their resources for even more progress in the coming year."
Stay tuned for a slideshow that depicts the 2012 ACE Award winners at Tuesday's ceremony, which will be posted later today.
Dan Novak, vice president of global marketing, PR and communications at Qualcomm Inc. (left), accepts the 2012 ACE Company of the Year Award from EE Times editor in chief Junko Yoshida.
Lifetime achievers Truchard and Kodosky deserve the ACE award; they have made graphical-based design part of the industry's education curriculum. NI is one of a few companies that addresses the Grand Engineering challenges for the betterment of humanity, while consistently showing profits to its investors: http://www.ni.com/citizenship/grand_challenges.htm
Congratulations to all the winners and the organizers team. The task really seems very tough selecting the best performer in every field of electronics. Combination with ESC will even give this awards more reach in all the segments of the industry.