Design News Honors Winning Products and Companies at the 2018 Golden Mousetrap Awards

The winners, distinguished for innovative products in advanced design and manufacturing, were celebrated at Pacific Design & Manufacturing this week.

The editors of Design News, during a live ceremony held earlier tonight at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show in Anaheim, Calif., announced the winners of the 2018 annual Golden Mousetrap Awards, the Gadget Freak of the Year award, and also honored Dr. John B. Goodenough, inventor of the lithium-ion battery, with the Lifetime Acheivement Award.

The Golden Mousetrap Awards recognize companies and individuals that are not only reaching the pinnacle of achievement in their respective fields, but are also pushing the envelope on what is possible within the industry as a whole. Submissions were open to all individuals and companies willing to showcase their latest innovative products in the advanced design and manufacturing fields. The award winners were chosen by an expert panel of judges based on design and engineering innovation, functional innovation, benefits to user, market differentiation, and competitive landscape.

“This year’s Golden Mousetrap award winners truly embody the growth and innovation that we’re seeing in engineering and manufacturing right now, which was certainly evidenced by the volume and quality of submissions we received this year,” said Suzanne Deffree, content director and editor-in-chief of UBM’s Design News. “That said, our winners stood apart from the competition for their ingenuity and creativity. We at Design News and UBM look forward to seeing what our winners have in store and how they continue to support the growth of engineering and manufacturing.”

The 2018 Winners include:

Gadget Freak of the Year

William Grill

Lifetime Achievement Winner

Dr. John B. Goodenough

Automation & Motion Control: Robotics

Exoskeleton Drive - maxon precision motors

Automation & Motion Control: Controllers

C6015 Industrial PC - Beckhoff Automation

Automation & Motion Control: Drives

Sytronix DRn 5020 - Bosch Rexroth

Automation & Motion Control: Industrial Network Technologies

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

Automation & Motion Control: Motors and Mechanical Motion Devices

EMC Heavy Duty (HD) electromechanical cylinders - Bosch Rexroth

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

Millimeter wave (mmWave) radar sensors - Texas Instruments

Design Hardware & Software

Data Commander - elliTek

Electronics & Test: IoT & Connectivity

CYW43012 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Combo SoC - Cypress Semiconductor

Electronics & Test: Analog/Power Management/Control

TPH3205WSBQA - Transphorm

Electronics & Test: Components, Hardware & Interconnects

HCSF – High Current, SMD Fuse - SCHURTER

Electronics & Test: Embedded Computing/Processing

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

Electronics & Test: Test & Measurement

5 Series MSO Mixed Signal Oscilloscope - Tektronix

Materials & Assembly: Adhesives

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

Materials & Assembly: Fastening, Joining & Assembly Component

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

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

VORAFUSE P6300 epoxy intermediates - Dow Automotive Systems

 Congratulations to all of our winners, as well as our finalists.

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