UBM Tech's EE Times and EDN Announce the Finalists for 2014 ACE Awards

Annual Awards Program to Take Place April 1, During EE Live!

Mar 10, 2014, 12:49 ET from UBM Tech

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- UBM Tech, which connects the electronics engineering community with essential business and technical insight, today announced the finalists for the 2014 ACE (Annual Creativity in Electronics) Awards.  The awards program honors the people and companies behind the technologies and products that are changing the world of electronics.  The awards ceremony where winners are announced will take place on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose during EE Live! 2014, the industry's largest and most comprehensive electronics technology conference and expo in the United States.

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"Our finalists this year are a very compelling group, and represent the creativity and innovation behind some of the most radical improvements taking place across all electronics categories," said Patrick Mannion, VP, Brand Director, UBM Tech, Electronics.  "We wish all nominees the best of luck."

Following are the 2014 ACE Awards finalists:


Company of the Year
Cadence Design Systems

Design Team of the Year
Advanced Micro Devices
AMD Mainstream APU ("Kabini") Team
Agilent Technologies
RF Device PXI Test Solution Design Team
Altera Corporation; Micron Technology
HMC Stratix V Interoperability Team
Stratos Product Development
Stratos Product Development, as design partner to Global Good and Intellectual Ventures Labs
TE Connectivity
Automotive Team

Energy Technology Award
Atmel Corporation
SAM4Cx Platform (AKA, Atmel's Smart Energy Platform)

EC Fans & Drives, LLC
ECplus™ Refrigeration Motor
Maxim Integrated
MAX78700/MAX78615 Isolated Energy Measurement Chipset
Rambus Inc.
A19 LED Bulb
LocalGrid DataFabric™ Architecture, enabled by Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoCs
Zentrum Mikroelekronik Dresden AG (ZMDI)
ZSSC1956 Intelligent Battery Monitoring Solution

Executive of the Year
Advanced Micro Devices
Lisa Su
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Business Units
Introspect Technology
Dr. Mohamed Hafed
Rambus Inc.
Ronald Black
John Kispert
TE Connectivity
Rob Shaddock
Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Innovator of the Year
Maxim Integrated
David Andeen
Novati Technologies
David Anderson
Sol-Chip Ltd.
Dr. Shani Keysar

Internet of Things Technology, Service, or End Application of the Year
Freescale Semiconductor
Kinetis minis, the worlds smallest 32 bit ARM based microcontrollers
Hillcrest Labs
SH-1 sensor hub
HZO, Inc.
HZO WaterBlock
Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc.
Qualcomm AllPlay™ Smart Media Platform
Texas Instruments
SimpleLink(TM) Wi-Fi CC3000 BoosterPack
Xively, a subsidiary of LogMeIn
Xively Cloud Services

Marketing Team of the Year
Altera Corp
Stratix 10 FPGA and SoC Marketing Team
CSR uEnergy
Mouser Electronics
Mouser Marketing Team - Applications & Technologies Sites
ProSoft Technology Commercial Marketing Team
ProSoft Technology Inc.
TE Connectivity Marketing Team: "Let's Create Something Brilliant Together"
TE Connectivity
Zentrum Mikroelekronik Dresden AG (ZMDI)
Global ZMDI Marketing and Communications

Open Source Hardware Platform or Application of the Year
BeagleBone Black
Seagate Kinetic Open Storage Platform

STEM Impact Award, presented by ECIA
Altera Corp.
Mouser Electronics
National Instruments

Ultimate Products - Logic/Interface/Memory
Inphi Corporation
Inphi DDR4 Register
Integrated Device Technology
IDT 8T49N28x Universal Frequency Translator (UFT) family
Integrated Device Technology
IDT 4DB0124 DDR4 data buffer
Maxim Integrated
DS28E35 DeepCover Secure Authenticator
Memoir Systems
Renaissance for Datacom
NXP Semiconductors
Rambus Inc.
R+ LPDDR3 Memory Architecture Solution
Silicon Image
SiI8620 MHL 3.0 transmitter IC, the SiI9394 MHL 3.0-to-HDMI 2.0 bridge IC, the SiI6031 MHL 3.0 multimedia switch IC and the Sil9679 MHL 3.0 receiver IC.

Ultimate Products - Passives, Interconnects and Electromechanical
High Voltage SMD Tantalum Polymer Capacitor TCJ series
Harwin Inc
Gecko hi-rel 1.25mm connector system
Littelfuse, Inc.
Biased SIDACtor Tertiary Protection Thyristor (SDP0240T023G6)
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
Massive Electro-Pyrotechnic Igniter Chip (MEPIC) Resistor
Vishay Precision Group
FRFC Ultra High Precision Z-1 Foil Flip Chip Resistor

Ultimate Products - Power
Agilent Technologies
Agilent N2820A Series High-Sensitivity, High Dynamic Range Current Probes
Ericsson Power Modules
Ericsson PKM-NH platform
International Rectifier
Gen8 IGBT Technology Platform
ZL8800 power management IC
Linear Technology
LT8614 Silent Switcher Regulator
MACOM (M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.)
90W GaN in Plastic Power Transistor (MAGX-000035-0900P)
Digitally Enhanced Power Analog, Synchronous Buck DC/DC Controller – MCP19111
Vicor Corporation
Configurable VI Chip® PRM® Modules

Ultimate Products - Analog IC's
Analog Devices
AD7960 18-bit PulSAR® A/D converter
Linear Technology
LTC2378-20 20-Bit Low Power SAR ADC
Maxim Integrated
MAX31850 and MAX31851: Cold-junction compensated, 1-Wire thermocouple-to-digital converters
Sendyne SFP100 Current, Voltage and Temperature Measurement IC with Internal Coulomb Counter
Silicon Labs
Si50x CMEMS Oscillator
SiT15xx 32 kHz MEMS Oscillators
Texas Instruments
LDC1000 Inductance-to-Digital Converter

Ultimate Products - Development Kits
Agilent Technologies
Agilent U5340A FPGA Development Kit for High-Speed Digitizers
Altera Corp
Cyclone V SoC Development Kit
CSR uEnergy® Starter Development Kit DK-CSR1010-10169
Gizmo Explorer Kit GZMOKT_4_2013_1
Inforce Computing
IFC6410 – Snapdragon™ 600 based Single-Board Computer

Ultimate Products - LEDs & Lighting
Allegro MicroSystems, LLC
A8517 and A8522 Wide Input Voltage, Fault Tolerant, Independently Controlled Multi-Channel LED Driver ICs with I2C interface
LED Engin, Inc
LuxiTune dimmable LED light engine
Marvell Technology
88EM8511 LED Driver
Power Integrations
LYTSwitch-0 LED-Driver ICs for Low-Power LED Bulbs
Texas Instruments
Floating Switch Architecture (TPS92411)

Ultimate Products - Processors - FPGAs, MCU's, Microprocessors, SoCs
Freescale Semiconductor
Kinetis KL02 CSP, MKL02Z32CAF4R
Silicon Labs
EFM32 Zero Gecko MCUs
Texas Instruments
TI's C2000™ Piccolo™ F2806xF MCUs with InstaSPIN™-FOC motor control technology
Tilera Corporation
Zynq®-7100 All Programmable SoC - XC7Z100

Ultimate Products - Reference Designs
Altera Corp
Altera PowerSoC Reference Designs
Analog Devices
JESD204B Xilinx Transceiver Debug Tool
Freescale Semiconductor
MC33812 / S12P Small Engine Control Reference Design (KIT33812ECUEVME)
Texas Instruments
Gas Sensor Platform with Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE)
Texas Instruments
Smart Data Concentrator

Ultimate Products - Sensors
Sand 9
TM361 Temperature Sensing MEMS Resonator
Sensirion AG
Humidity and Temperature Sensor SHTC1
Silicon Labs
Si701x/2x Relative Humidity and Temperature Sensors

Ultimate Products - Software
Altera Corporation
Altera SDK for OpenCL
Altium Inc.
Altium Designer 14 & Team Configuration Center
Intelligent Product Solutions
ENTERVISE Part No. 100
Integrated Device Technology
IDT Timing Commander™ Software
PowerNavigator graphical user interface
Mentor Graphics
Tessent Hybrid TestKompress/LogicBIST
Vivado IP Integrator

Ultimate Products - Test and Measurement Systems and Boards
Agilent Technologies
Agilent U5303A PCIe 12-bit High-Speed Digitizer with On-Board Signal Processing
Agilent Technologies
RF Device PXI Test Solution: M9391A VSA, M9381A VSG, and X-Series measurement applications
Cascade Microtech, Inc.
CM300 Probe System
Keithley Instruments, Inc.
Model 2450 Advanced Touchscreen SourceMeter® SMU Instrument
Rigol Technologies
DS1000Z Digital Oscilloscope

Ultimate Products - Wireless/RF
Analog Devices
AD9361 RF Agile Transceiver
EtherChip 2.0™ EC2A011
Integrated Device Technology
Linear Technology
LTC5551 Downconverting Mixer
Redpine Signals
Redpine Signals' RS9113 M2MCombo™ chipset
AWG 70000 Arbitrary Waveform Generator
The MathWorks
LTE System Toolbox
WiGig chipset - WIL6100

A panel of EE Times and EDN editors as well as independent judges chose the finalists and winners.  Judging took place from January 27, 2014February 24, 2014.

A panel of EE Times and EDN editors also selected winners in additional categories, which included Jim Williams Contributor of the Year, sponsored by Linear Technology, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.  IEEE, through their own judging process, will announce the winners for IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society and IEEE Spectrum Emerging Technology Award at the awards ceremony in April.

All winners will be announced at the ACE awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 1 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose during EE Live!  To purchase tickets to attend the ACE Awards, go to http://ubm-ace.com/tickets.php.  Tickets are $199 per person or $1,850 for a table to seat ten.

For more information on the awards program, visit http://ubm-ace.com

The EE Times and EDN ACE Awards are generously sponsored by Executive Platinum sponsor Avnet Electronics Marketing, the Ultimate Products sponsor Mouser Electronics, category sponsors include STEM Impact award by ECIA Foundation, Design Team of the Year by IDT, Jim Williams, Contributor of the Year by Linear Technology and Association Media Sponsor by IEEE Spectrum.

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