OTTAWA, Ontario, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TechInsights, the leader in technology and IP consulting, announced today the launch of the 2013 edition of its annual Insight Awards. The program categories have been finalized and nominations are now being accepted until December 31, 2013.
As one of the founders of the semiconductor forensic analysis industry, TechInsights created the Insight Awards to recognize semiconductor companies for their technical achievements and innovations in design and engineering. The 2013 edition of the Insight Awards program features a renewed focus on the categories that capture the evolving landscape of the semiconductor and electronics industries, while continuing to celebrate the contributions of designers and engineers that makes our connected world possible.
The Semiconductor Applications Forecaster (SAF) from International Data Corp. (IDC) stated that worldwide semiconductor sales reached over $320 billion in 2012 while also forecasting a 6.9% growth in sales for 2013. Leading a large percentage of this growth, is the rise in use of advanced logic process semiconductors, memory such as DRAM and NAND-based devices, and the rising use of application processors in mobile electronics. The 2013 edition of the Insight Awards recognizes these areas.
"Since its introduction, the Insight Awards have become one of the most coveted awards for semiconductor circuit and process designers around the world. Our program seeks to bring attention to the technological innovation in our dynamic industry," said Mike McLean, Senior Vice President with TechInsights.
The 2013 edition of the Insight Awards features the following global categories for which the organization is now accepting nominations:
- Most Innovative Memory Device
- Most Innovative Logic Process Technology
- Most Innovative Application Processor/System-on-chip (SoC)
- Semiconductor of the Year
Category winners will be announced as they are confirmed in April 2014.
Past winners of TechInsights Insight Awards are a "who's who" of the leading component and semiconductor manufacturers from around the world and feature some of the most innovative devices created during the past decade including:
- Freescale Semiconductor for its PK60X256VLQ100 Kinetis ARM Cortex-M4 microcontroller (MCU)
- Intel-Micron Flash Technologies (for the IMFT 20nm NAND Flash)
- Qualcomm (Qualcomm for MSM6260 Multimedia Platform)
About the Insight Awards
The Insight Awards are widely recognized as the premier awards program for innovation in the semiconductor industry. The 2013 Insight Awards, presented by TechInsights, will showcase advancements in engineering innovations in the electronics and semiconductor technology while recognizing the technical contributions of designers and engineers in these industries.
TechInsights helps companies optimize the value of their patents by researching, analyzing and sorting their portfolios, understanding cross-market applicability and advising on development, assertion and divestment strategies. Our complete portfolio of consulting services helps our clients to maximize their patent investments from creation to divestiture and every step in-between. Representing clients including 25 of the top 50 US patent holders, the company has a long history of helping companies maximize the value of their patent assets. For more information, please visit www.techinsights.com.