NEW YORK — UBM has announced the finalists for the EDN and EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards that honor technology innovators who demonstrate global electronics industry leadership. This year’s winners will be announced during an awards ceremony held Wednesday, December 7, alongside the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA.
This year’s ACE Awards finalists by category are:
Company of the Year
Advanced Micro Devices
Executive of the Year
Cees Links – Qorvo
Steve Sanghi – Microchip Technology Inc.
Ward Williams – Prolabs
Design Team of the Year
CDNN2 Design Team – CEVA, Inc.
MAX9286 Automotive Design Team – Maxim Integrated
Palladium Z1 Enterprise Emulation Platform Design Team – Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Innovator of the Year
David Hall – Velodyne LiDAR
Bobby Littrell – Vesper
Desmond Wong – TransSiP, Inc.
Marketing Team of the Year
Big Ass Marketing Team – Big Ass Solutions
Peregrine Semiconductor/ The Townsend Team – Peregrine Semiconductor
Rambus Team – Rambus
Internet of Things Product of the Year
Battery Powered Mobile IoT Nursing Workstation – Onyx Healthcare USA, Inc.
Cassia Hub Bluetooth Router – Cassia Networks
Valor IoT Manufacturing Solution – Mentor Graphics Corporation
Start Up of the Year
Barefoot Networks Inc.
Gowin Semiconductor Corp
AD9371 – Analog Devices, Inc.
MAX9286 Quad GMSL Deserializer – Maxim Integrated
Super-TCXO – SiTime
Jetson TX1 Developer Kit – NVIDIA
Microchip LoRa Technology Evaluation Kit – Microchip Technology Inc.
TI DLP NIRscan Nano Evaluation Module (EVM) – Texas Instruments
LEDs and Lighting
Arctic Sand ARC1C0608 IC – Arctic Sand Technologies
Fairchild FL77944 Direct AC Drive (DACD) – Fairchild Semiconductor
ICL8105 – Infineon Technologies
Logic / Interface / Memory
IRMCK099 Motion Control IC – Infineon Technologies
Marvell Alaska 88E2010/40 Ethernet Transceivers – Marvell Technology Group
Samsung PM1633a Solid State Drive – Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
Passives, Interconnects, and Electromechanical
Precise 800 – Orbotech
Series 84 Halo Compact – EAO Corporation
T58 vPolyTan Solid Tantalum Surface Mount Chip Capacitors – Vishay Intertechnology
48V Direct to POL Datacenter – Vicor
K2 3-vold (3V), 3,000-Farad Ultracapacitor Cell – Maxwell Technologies
Solution LT3042 – Linear Technology
Processors (FPGAs, MCUs, Microprocessors)
EFLX Embedded FPGA IP Cores – Flex Logix Technologies, Inc.
Sitara AM57x Processors – Texas Instruments
Stratix 10 MX SiP – Intel Corporation
CYALKIT-E02 Solar-Powered BLE Sensor Beacon Reference Design Kit – Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
MAXREFDES82# Smart Force Sensor Reference Design – Maxim Integrated
UDX10 for 4K60 Up/Down/Cross Conversion – Intel Corporation
PGA411-Q1 Resolver Sensor Interface - Texas Instruments
ULTRA Puck VLP-32A - Velodyne LiDAR
VM1000 – Vesper
Altium Designer 16 – Altium
Ultrahaptics Software Development Kit Version 2 - Ultrahaptics North America Incorporated
Xilinx SDSoC Development Environment – Xilinx
Test and Measurement Systems and Boards
Keithley DMM7510 – Tektronix
Mentor Graphics MicReD Power Tester 600A - Mentor Graphics Corporation
PicoScope 2000B Series Ultra Compact Oscilloscopes - Pico Technology
Wireless / RF
Ezairo 7150 SL – ON Semiconductor
SimpleLink Sub-1 GHz CC1310 wireless MCU– Texas Instruments
WiPry 5x – Oscium
The 2016 ACE Awards are judged by the following prestigious panel of academic and business leaders, as well as EDN and EE Times editors:
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Technical Editor, EDN
Senior Editor, EDN
Lanza Tech Ventures
Content Chief, Embedded.com and Embedded Systems Conference
Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, EE Times
Senior Technical Editor, EDN, EE Times
Executive Editor, EE Times
Senior Technical Editor, EDN, EE Times
Charles River Ventures
Senior Technical Editor, EDN, EE Times, Planet Analog
Chief International Correspondent, EE Times
ACE Lifetime Achievement joint winners, Contributor of the Year winner
David Andrew Patterson
UBM is also pleased to announce joint winners of this year's ACE Lifetime Achievement Award: Dave Patterson and John Hennessey, who co-wrote the seminal text in RISC processor architectures. Through their exceptional careers, Patterson further invested RAID and helped launch the open-source hardware movement around RISC-V, and Hennessey went on to co-found MIPS Computer Systems.
John Leroy Hennessy
Additionally, Ransom Stephens, physicist, engineer, author and 2016 ESC Silicon Valley Keynote presenter, will receive the 2016 Jim Williams Contributor of the Year ACE Award, sponsored by Linear Technology, for his highly regarded contributions to EDN in the areas of test & measurement.
To learn more about the ACE Awards and to purchase tickets for the awards ceremony, please visit:ubm.io/ACE16
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