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Awards Program to Take Place April 23, During DESIGN West
SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Tech, which serves design engineers and the electronics industry with essential business and technical information, today announced the finalists for the 2013 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 23 at The Sainte Claire Hotel in San Jose, during DESIGN West, the annual technical conference and expo for electronics design engineers, entrepreneurs, and technology professionals who create products with electronic content.
"This year's finalists mark a shift in the industry, as the electronics industry becomes more focused on creating technologies attractive to consumers – from educational toys to tablet devices, smart phones and light sensors," said Alexander Wolfe, Brand Director, EE Times, UBM Tech. "We wish the finalists the best of luck in the competition."
"Product designers and developers have flexed their collective muscles toward meeting the needs of a rapidly evolving and highly connected world, and this year's crop of innovations – and innovators – underscore that flexion," said Patrick Mannion, Brand Director, EDN, UBM Tech. "The finalists represent the execution of forward-thinking technologies, tools and creativity that will enable the next generation of systems to meet applications ranging from mobile to automotive and medical. All illustrate the increasing influence that electronics and embedded design professionals have on today's culture."
Following are the 2013 ACE Awards finalists:
Development Kits/Evaluation Boards
LEDs & Lighting
Passives, Interconnects and Electromechanical
Processors (FPGAs, MCUs, Microprocessors)
Test & Measurement Systems and Boards
A panel of EE Times and EDN editors as well as independent judges, including William Tai?, General Partner, ?Charles River Ventures; Erach Desai?, Financial Advisor, ?Merrill Lynch Wealth Management; Gene Frantz?, Professor, ?Rice University; Nick Tredennick, ?Editor, ?Gilder Technology Report; Gordon Bell?, Senior Researcher, ?Microsoft Research; John Mashey?, Consultant, ?TechViser; Dennis Monticelli, Chief Technologist and Fellow, ?Texas Instruments; Lucio Lanza,? Managing Director, ?LanzaTech Ventures; George M. Scalise, ?President?, Semiconductor Industry Association; chose the finalists and winners. Judging took place from February 25, 2013 – March 8, 2013.
A panel of EE Times and EDN editors also selected winners in additional categories, which include 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 on Tuesday, April 23 at The Sainte Claire Hotel in San Jose, during DESIGN West. To purchase tickets to attend the ACE Awards, go to: http://ubm-ace.com/tickets.php. Tickets are $185.00 per person.
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, Category sponsor Linear Technology and Association media sponsor IEEE Spectrum.
About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry. Its media brands and information services inform and inspire decision makers across the entire technology market- engineers and design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology professionals. UBM Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.
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