SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Electronics, a UBM company and the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers, has announced the finalists for the 2012 Best in Test awards, selected by the editors of Test & Measurement World. The program comprises three main categories – the Best in Test Product Awards, the Test of Time awards, and Test Engineer of the Year award. Winners will be announced during a Best in Test 2012 awards ceremony on January 31st during a ceremony held in conjunction with DesignCon 2012.
"Since 1991 we have honored key, innovative new products and services as well as outstanding industry professionals in the electronics test and measurement industry," said Patrick Mannion, Director of Content, Test & Measurement World. "We have reviewed many outstanding products and congratulate the finalists on their achievements."
The 2012 Best in Test Product Awards recognize innovations released between November 1, 2010 and September 30, 2011 that have made an especially significant contribution to the test industry. In addition, one product is selected from the pool of Best in Test finalists and named the Test Product of the Year. The Test of Time Award honors an older test product that continues to provide state-of-the-art performance at least five years after its introduction. Products from all areas of electronics testing and inspection are eligible for both the Best in Test and Test of Time Awards.
Each year finalists are selected from among the nominees by Test & Measurement World's editors, after which Test & Measurement World's engineering audience are invited to vote for the winners using an online ballot. Test & Measurement World then uses a combination of these audience votes and balloting by its editorial staff to determine the Best in Test and Test of Time winners. The Test Engineer of the Year Award acknowledges the valuable contributions of a single test engineer, who will be given the opportunity to designate an educational institution for a $10,000 grant, courtesy of National Instruments. Each year, the test community nominates engineers for this prestigious award and six finalists are selected from the recommendations submitted.
The Best in Test finalists include:
- ATE/Production Test - Advantest; Geotest - Marvin Test Systems; Teradyne; Averna; Aeroflex
- Bus and Logic Analyzers - Total Phase; Agilent Technologies
- Data Acquisition - KineticSystems; Data Translation; CAEN; Measurement Computing
- Design for Test/Boundary Scan - JTAG Technologies; ASSET InterTech; Goepel Electronic
- Embedded Test - Goepel Electronic; ASSET InterTech; Test Research; Kozio
- Functional Test - Spectracom; Agilent Technologies; TRICENTIS Technology & Consulting
- LTE Test - Anritsu; JDSU; Spirent Communications
- Machine Vision/Inspection - Teledyne DALSA; Test Research; ViTrox Technologies
- Multimeters - Redfish Instruments; Agilent Technologies
- Optical and Network Testers - Insight Photonic Solutions; Ixia; Mu Dynamics; Anritsu; JDSU; Spirent Communications
- Oscilloscopes - Fluke; Agilent Technologies; Tektronix; Pico Technology; National Instruments; LeCroy
- PHY Test - Sifos Technologies; Centellax
- RF/Microwave Test - Tegam; Pickering Interfaces; Agilent Technologies; Azimuth Systems; Aeroflex; Averna; ZTEC Instruments
- Semiconductor Test - Aeroflex; Cascade Microtech; Advantest; Geotest - Marvin Test Systems
- Signal Analyzers - Advantest; Rohde & Schwarz; National Instruments; Anritsu; Yokogawa Corporation of America; ZTEC Instruments
- Signal Sources - Agilent Technologies; Signatec
- Source-Measure Instruments - Keithley Instruments; Agilent Technologies; National Instruments
The annual Test of Time awards honors a test, measurement, or inspection product that continues to provide state-of-the-art performance more than five years after its introduction in ten categories. To be considered, the nominated products had to be released before January 1, 2007.
The Test of Time finalists include:
- BITE Bluetooth Qualification Test Systems - AT4 Wireless
- CompuScope Octopus Digitizer Family - Gage Applied Technologies
- IFR 6000 Ramp Test Set - Aeroflex
- IxChariot - Ixia
- J750 Test System - Teradyne
- M200 OTDR - AFL
- PSG Signal Generators - Agilent Technologies
- PZ4000 Power Analyzer - Yokogawa Corporation of America
- Synergy Family of Environmental Test Chamber Controllers - Tidal Engineering
- TestCenter - Spirent Communications
For additional information on the awards program, visit:
To purchase tickets to attend the Best in Test awards ceremony, go to: https://bestintest.reg.ubmelectronics.com/12. Tickets are $99 per person.
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