ECN IMPACT Awards 2017 Announces Winner Placements

ECN Staff
Oct. 23, 2017, 11:21 a.m.

Electronic Component News (ECN) announced the rankings of winners in nearly 14 categories at this year’s Impact Awards dinner and awards program, held Sunday, October 22, 2017, at the Loew’s Chicago O’Hare Hotel, coinciding with the ECIA Executive Conference. Winners did not know where they placed in their respective categories until the live event. Two companies also were recognized for Special Recognition categories.

“It was a delightful, intimate event,” said Joyceann Garippa, editorial director of Advantage Business Media’s Design Engineering Group, which includes ECN. “Winners were surprised and thrilled to be called to the stage to collect their trophies. The element of surprise really resonated with this year’s winners.”

Here are the rankings of winning companies by category:

Analog & Mixed Signal ICs

No. 1 Texas Instruments

No. 2 SiTime Corporation

No. 3 Inphi Corporation


Boards, Modules & Embedded Systems

No. 1 Virtium Solid State Storage and Memory

No. 2 Maxim Integrated

No. 3 Microchip Technology Inc.

No. 3 NXP Semiconductors


Cooling & Thermal Management

Jaro Thermal, Inc.


Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices

No. 1 Micronor Inc.

No. 2 EAO Corporation


Medical Device Design

No. 1 SPEAK MODalities, LLC

No. 2 New Scale Technologies

No. 3 Renesas Electronics America Inc.


Microwave & RF

No. 1 Maxim Integrated

No. 2 Texas Instruments

No. 3 Murata



No. 1 Orbotech Ltd.

No 2. Luxtera

No 3. Pervasive Displays


Packaging, Interconnects & Enclosures

No. 1 Memory Protection Devices, Inc.

No. 2 Harwin

No. 3 TE Connectivity



Passive Components & Discrete Semiconductors

No. 1 Efficient Power Conversion

No. 2 GaN Systems Inc.

No. 3 Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.


Power Sources & Conditioning Devices

No. 1 Inventus Power

No. 2 XP Power

No. 3 Intersil Corporation


Rapid Prototyping

No. 1 ON Semiconductor

No. 2 Orbotech Ltd.



No. 1 Excelitas Technologies

No. 2 ams Sensors Germany GmbH

No. 3 Peratech


Software Design

Microchip Technology Inc.


Test & Measurement

No. 1 Anritsu Company

No. 2 Keysight Technologies, Inc.

No. 3 Total Phase


Special Recognition: Contract Manufacturer Innovation

NEO Tech


Special Recognition: Market Disruptor

Orbotech Ltd.