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Analog & Mixed Signal ICs
The real world provides us with oceans of signals such as voice, sound, pressure, temperature, and electricity. The success of the electronic device often depends on how well we turn those signals into precise, reliable data.
Boards, Modules & Embedded Systems
This category recognizes the innovative embedded systems and computers that reside on boards and the modules and chassis that connect to them.
Cooling & Thermal Management
As electronics technology marches on, one thing doesn’t change: for safety and circuit integrity, designers must remove unwanted heat.
Electromechanical/ Mechanical Devices
This category honors components that move or have moving parts.
Microwave & RF
Whether it’s smart phones/portable devices, electronic warfare, wireless networking or near-field communications (NFC), some of the most exciting advancements in the industry involve over-the-air communications.
Thanks to the growth of portable mobile devices with brighter displays plus computers and industrial equipment that demand more intuitive interfaces and lighting, optoelectronics continues to be one of ECN’s most dynamic product categories.
Packaging, Interconnects, & Enclosures
If the device can hold, connect, seal, shield or fasten, this category honors them all.
Passive Components & Discrete Semiconductors
Passive components don’t require external power to function, but they play a powerful role in today’s electronics by performing a variety of tasks. Discrete semiconductors are also very important in today’s electronics. Without them, designers would still be using vacuum tubes to manipulate current.
Power Sources & Conditioning Devices
Power is the backbone of the electronics industry, with limitless applications as well as devices used to supply and/or manipulate the power.
In an increasingly automated and connector world, sensors are frequent components in almost all design engineering industries.
Design engineering software allows engineers to efficiently create more sophisticated and accurate designs.
Test & Measurement
This category honors the best instruments and test software available to assist electronic design engineers.
Medical Device Design
This category recognizes the exceptional new technologies and cutting-edge designs changing the face of MedTech.
Rapid prototyping serves the design engineer by helping to improve time-to-market and control costs by expediting the early stages of design and development.
Social Corporate Responsibility
This award honors organizational efforts to be a greater corporate member of society, from a local to a global level.
This award is designed to highlight any product from any category as one that forever changed the electronic engineering industry or a particular vertical within the industry. No matter what the specific product is, the focus should be on industry impact. Was your product a game-changer in 2016? Then this category is for you.
Contract Manufacturer Innovation
Honoring the CMs with the best programs and solutions for engineers, OEMs. Entries may include cost savings programs, quality measures, time-to-market advantages, and/or efficiency programs.
Who really stands out to help engineers get access to the technology and tools critical to their designs? The category honors the very best in solutions from electronics OEM distributors. Judges will look at web tools, value-add programs, FAE programs, supply chain programs, product lifecycle management programs, and product training in making their decisions.