UBM Electronics Announces Finalists for the Seventh Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards; Honors Excellence in the Global Electronics Industry

2011 Awards Program to Take Place May 3, During ESC Silicon Valley

Mar 14, 2011, 13:00 ET from UBM Electronics

SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Electronics, a UBM company and the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers, today announced the finalists for the seventh Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) awards.  The 2011 EE Times ACE awards celebrate the creators of technology who demonstrate leadership and innovation in the global electronics industry.  The ACE Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 5:30 PM at the Club Regent Room in the Fairmont San Jose, during ESC (Embedded Systems Conference) Silicon Valley.

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"The ACE Awards honor excellence in the electronics industry.  The awards showcase extraordinary accomplishments in technology development and leadership that are changing the way we work, live and play.  We congratulate the finalists on their innovations and leadership in the electronics industry," said Paul Miller, CEO of UBM Electronics.  

Following is the list of 2011 EE Times ACE Award finalists:

  • DESIGN TEAM OF THE YEAR
    • Advanced Micro Devices
    • IBM
    • Intel Corporation
    • Nordic Semiconductor
    • PrimeSense

  • INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
    • Adapteva Inc.– Andreas Olofsson
    • Cirrus Logic – John Melanson
    • Intel – Mario Paniccia
    • NuPGA Corporation – Zvi Or-Bach
    • Wave Systems Corp. – Robert Thibadeau

  • EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
    • ARM - Warren East
    • Cirrus Logic – Jason Rhode
    • GLOBALFOUNDRIES - Douglas Grose
    • Maxim Integrated Products – Tunc Doluca
    • Spansion – John Kispert

  • STARTUP OF THE YEAR
    • Dynamics Inc.
    • GLOBALFOUNDRIES
    • Lunera Lighting Inc.
    • Pixtronix
    • Semitech Semiconductor Pte. Ltd

  • COMPANY OF THE YEAR
    • Altera Corporation
    • ARM
    • Maxim Integrated Products
    • NetLogic Microsystems, Inc.
    • TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc.

  • MOST PROMISING NEW TECHNOLOGY
    • Hillcrest Labs
    • InvenSense, Inc.
    • InVisage Technologies Inc
    • Lyric Semiconductor
    • Tilera

  • ENERGY TECHNOLOGY AWARD
    • Efficient Power Conversion Corporation
    • Freescale Semiconductor
    • SolarBridge Technologies
    • SPD Control Systems Corporation

IEEE AWARD CATEGORIES

  • IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society
    • Laster Technologies (Smart Spectacles)
    • Seabed Rig (Robotic Oil Driller)
    • ClariPhy Communications (Digital Processor)
    • Willow Garage (Personal Robotics)
    • IBM (Watson)

  • IEEE Spectrum Emerging Technology Award
    • Laster Technologies (Smart Spectacles)
    • Seabed Rig (Robotic Oil Driller)
    • ClariPhy Communications (Digital Processor)
    • Willow Garage (Personal Robotics)
    • IBM (Watson)

The 2011 EE Times ACE judges are comprised of the leading voices in academia, industry and Wall Street executives, including:

  • Gordon Bell, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research
  • Jeff Bier, President and Co-Founder, Berkeley Design Technology, Inc. (BDTI)
  • Larry Boucher, President and CEO, Alacritech
  • William Dally, Chairman, Computer Science Dept, Stanford University
  • Erach Desai, Consultant, DESAIsive
  • John East, President and CEO, Actel Corporation
  • Gene A. Frantz, Principal Fellow, Texas Instruments, Inc.
  • Lucio Lanza, Managing Director, Lanzatech Ventures
  • John Mashey, Consultant, Techviser
  • Dennis Monticelli, Chief Technologist and Fellow, National Semiconductor
  • Martin Reynolds, Dataquest
  • George M. Scalise, President, Semiconductor Industry Association
  • Naveed Sherwani, President & CEO, Open Silicon
  • Nick Tredennick, Editor, Gilder Technology Report

A panel of EE Times 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 November 1, 2010 through February 11, 2011.

The ACE Awards (http://www.eetimes-ace.com/home.php) are generously sponsored by gold sponsor Avnet Marketing and the association media sponsor is IEEE Spectrum.

To purchase tickets to attend the EE Times ACE Awards, go to: http://www.eetimes-ace.com/awardsevent.php.  Tickets are $99.00 per person.

About UBM Electronics  

UBM Electronics is the global leader in media and marketing solutions for the electronics industry.   UBM Electronics delivers results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the design, development and commercialization of technology through its market leading brands, peer communities and professional education services.   More than 2.2 million engineering professionals engage with UBM Electronics brands which include EE Times, EDN, EDN China, EDN Asia, EDN Japan, Design News and Test & Measurement World, TechOnline, Designlines and Embedded.com across the globe to accelerate technology sales. The international electronics community gathers at UBM Electronics market leading events such as the Embedded Systems Conferences, DesignCon and ARM Technology Conference to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. Additionally, UBM Electronics provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation marketing, integrated media, custom solutions and research.  UBM Electronics is part of UBM (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

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