SAN JOSE, Calif.—EE Times and sister publication EDN last week honored the 2013 ACE (Annual Creativity in Electronics) Awards winners at the annual DESIGN West technical conference here.
The awards program honors the people and companies behind the technologies and products that are changing our world.
ARM was among the big winners, taking home the coveted Company of the Year Award. Kathryn Kranen, president and CEO of Jasper Design Automation, was honored with the ACE Lifetime Achievement Award. (A complete list of 2013 ACE Awards winners can be seen on the next page).
"The ACE Awards winners provide a special kind of inspiration to the electronics community," said Alexander Wolfe, EE Times brand director. "Our recognition of leadership in design, innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship are a token of our appreciation."
"The creativity and innovation behind the technologies and products that our engineering community develop are affecting our lives in ways we are only beginning to understand," said Patrick Mannion, EDN brand director. "Congratulations to this year's award winners—the best of the best."
Kathryn Kranen, president and CEO of Jasper Design Automation, poses with her ACE Lifetime Achievement Award and Alex Wolfe, EE Times brand director.
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