Member group technical staff, Texas Instruments Inc.
Sridhara leads the design of ultra-low-power memory in TI's microcontroller business. His innovations in low power and energy efficiency are transforming electronics. He is known for developing an embedded processor chip that enables detection of epileptic seizures and achieved the lowest power consumption ever reported. He serves on technical advisory boards for the Semiconductor Research Corp., and he has been invited to present his innovations at international conferences.
Seems like TI is behind this "contest". Strange that so many of the candidates come from same company. Not that TI is not innovative, rather the opposite, but I am pretty sure there are many others with much more "rising engineering stars".
I see that the Beagleboard is responsible for two of the entries in this list. Ubuntu and Android installs on the board. But, I would like to see a version of Windows get installed on this or some similar board. The more software support, I am sure it would be successful.