Winners of the 2017 Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards were announced during a live ceremony held at the San Jose Convention Center, in conjunction with Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley.
Twenty leading organizations and individuals, including Ajay Bhatt, co-creator of USB, received accolades for their trending new products and accomplishments, as well as several other awards, including company of the year, executive of the year, design team of the year, IoT product of the year, and the Tomorrow’s Reality Award.
|Ajay Bhatt, co-creator of USB, received the Lifetime Achievement Award during last night's ACE Awards ceremony.|
“We are honored to recognize some of the brightest minds in the electronics industry for their impeccable achievements at the 2017 ACE Awards,” said Nina Brown, vice president of events, UBM. “This is an industry that is continually on the cutting-edge of innovation and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to fully identify the impact that they are having on the world.”
The 2017 ACE Award winners are:
Company of the Year: Achronix Semiconductor Corporation
Executive of the Year: Sam Heidari - Quantenna
Design Team of the Year: NEO Tech - NEO Tech Design Services
Internet of Things Product of the Year: Analog Devices - SmartMesh IP with Virtual Manager
Tomorrow's Reality: Bedrock Automation - Bedrock Open Secure Automation System with Cybershield 2.0
Ultimate Products Category Winners:
Analog ICs: Analog Devices - LTC2947
Automotive: Maxim Integrated - MAX2175 Remote Tuner Solution
Development Kits: Nordic Semiconductor - Nordic Thingy:52
LEDs and Lighting: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors - IR OSLON - SFH 4735
Logic/Interface/Memory: Marvell Technology Group - Marvell 88NV1160 DRAM-less SSD controller
Passive, Interconnects and Electromechanical: Vishay Intertechnology - T59 Polymer Surface-Mount Chip Capacitors
Power: Maxwell Technologies - Maxwell Technologies Generator Starting Solutions (GSS)
Processors (CPUs, MPUs, MCUs, SoC, FPGAs): Cypress Semiconductor Corp. – PsoC 6
Sensors: Texas Instruments - mmWave
Software: Jungo Connectivity Ltd. - CoDriver
Test and Measurement Systems and Boards: Tektronix - 5 Series MSO
Wireless/RF: Maja Systems - 60Ghz CMOS Single Chip Transceiver
In addition, the ACE Awards also honored Ajay Bhatt, former chief architect at Intel and co-creator of USB, with the Lifetime Achievement Award; and Daniel Beeker, principal engineer, NXP Semiconductor, with the first-ever ESC Speaker of the Year Award. The Jim Williams Innovation and Education Award, which is presented to an engineer who has made substantial contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the field of engineering and design by publishing his or her own technical articles, speaking at industry events, or otherwise sharing experience that adds to the growth of engineering, was presented to Jacob Beningo, embedded software consultant, Beningo Embedded Group.
Congratulations to all of our winners!