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Design News Announces 2018 Golden Mousetrap Awards Finalists, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Dr. John B. Goodenough

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Honorees Recognized for Driving Progress in Product Design and Manufacturing

Design News, the horizontal engineering space’s leading industry publication, today announced the 2018 Golden Mousetrap finalists, as well as the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award, battery innovator Dr. John B. Goodenough.

The Golden Mousetrap Awards recognize innovation in the engineering field and are selected by Design News’ editorial team based on the level of innovation, benefits to user and market differentiation. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony, taking place February 6 during Pacific Design & Manufacturing, the nation’s advanced design and manufacturing conference, which runs from February 6-8, 2018, at the Anaheim Convention Center.

“Every year, the Golden Mousetrap Awards recognize the people and companies who are redefining manufacturing and engineering with their fresh approaches and new ideas, qualities that are critical for innovation and progress,” said Suzanne Deffree, content director and editor-in-chief of Design News. “We were extremely pleased with the volume and quality of submissions we received this year, and while it was challenging to narrow down the finalists in each field, we believe this year’s list recognizes the best of the best, and we can’t wait to see the continued success of our honorees.”

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Dr. John B. Goodenough

The prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who is devoted  to the advanced design and manufacturing industry and provided significant personal contributions to the field. This year’s Lifetime Achievement winner, Dr. John Goodenough, was selected for his pioneering contributions to the wireless device industry through the invention of the rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Today, Dr. Goodenough’s batteries are used worldwide for mobile phones, laptops, tablets, electric vehicles, and other wireless devices. Dr. Goodenough obtained a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Yale University and both a Master’s degree and PhD in physics from the University of Chicago. Dr. Goodenough made his groundbreaking lithium-ion battery discovery during his time as the head of inorganic chemistry at the University of Oxford. His discovery can now be found in every portable electronic device and electric vehicle.

The full list of 2018 Golden Mousetrap finalists by category include:

Automation & Motion Control: Controllers

C6015 Industrial PC - Beckhoff Automation

Pocket IO PLC Development Platform - Maxim Integrated

PSoC 6 - Cypress Semiconductor Corp.

Automation & Motion Control: Drives

DRV8323R brushless DC gate driver - Texas Instruments

Modbus Option for Low-End Drives - Dart Controls Inc.

Sytronix DRn 5020 - Bosch Rexroth Corporation

Automation & Motion Control: Industrial Network Technologies

Allen-Bradley Stratix 5950 security appliance - Rockwell Automation

EtherCAT P - Beckhoff Automation

TBIP Hybrid Safety I/O Block for CIP Safety over EtherNet/IP - Turck Inc.

Automation & Motion Control: Motors and Mechanical Motion Devices

Allen Bradley Kinetix VPC servo motors - Rockwell Automation

EMC Heavy Duty (HD) electromechanical cylinders - Bosch Rexroth Corporation

TBM Frameless Brushless Motor – Kollmorgen

Automation & Motion Control: Robotics

Exoskeleton Drive - maxon precision motors inc.

Ginolis Lateral Flow Device Assembly System - Ginolis

Robolink D modular robotic joint system - igus Inc.

Automation & Motion Control: Sensors, Vision Systems, Feedback Devices, & Peripherals

CaliPile Multi-function Infrared Sensor Series - Excelitas Technologies

Embedded Vision Development Kit - Lattice Semiconductor

Millimeter wave (mmWave) radar sensors - Texas Instruments

Design Hardware & Software

Arena Solutions Product Realization Platform - Arena Solutions

Data Commander - elliTek Inc.

EE-Sim DC-DC Converter Tool - Maxim Integrated

Electronics & Test: IoT & Connectivity

CYW43012 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Combo SoC - Cypress Semiconductor Corp.

Nordic Thingy:52 IoT Sensor Kit - Nordic Semiconductor

SanDisk-branded iNAND 7250A Embedded Flash Drive - Western Digital Corporation

Electronics & Test: Analog/Power Management/Control

EZ-PD CCG3PA - Cypress Semiconductor Corp.

TERMITRAB Complete - Phoenix Contact USA

TPH3205WSBQA - Transphorm

Electronics & Test: Components, Hardware & Interconnects

bq25703A buck-boost battery charge controller - Texas Instruments

Edge-Connect™ EC-14 - Tag-Connect

HCSF – High Current, SMD Fuse - SCHURTER

Electronics & Test: Embedded Computing/Processing

Helio P23 - MediaTek

RZ/G1N-RZ/G1H MCUs - Renesas Electronics America

SLX - Silexica GmbH

Electronics & Test: Test & Measurement

5 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope - Tektronix

Multi-Pixel Gas Sensor SGP - Sensirion

Sustainable Cable Assemblies - Velocity Microwave

Materials & Assembly: Adhesives

3M 4076 Extended Wear Medical Tape - 3M Health Care

Dow Corning EA-4600 LV Hot Melt RTV Translucent - The Dow Chemical Company

Hybrid structural adhesive DELO DUALBOND SJ2718 - DELO Industrial Adhesives

Materials & Assembly: Fastening, Joining & Assembly Component

Compression Fitting- 1/32" OD Teflon Tubing - Beswick Engineering

Dow Corning EA-4600 LV Hot Melt RTV Translucent - The Dow Chemical Company

Refuse-to-Fuse System - Victaulic

Materials & Assembly: Engineering Plastics & Composites, Metals & Alloys

Dow Performance Silicones Moldable Optical Silicones - The Dow Chemical Company

StreamLiner XT - Zeus Industrial Products, Inc.

VORAFUSE P6300 epoxy intermediates - Dow Automotive Systems

Find out more about the Golden Mousetrap Awards here.

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