San Jose, CA—In a ceremony here Monday evening 2nd may 2011, EDN bestowed its 21st Annual Innovation Awards, honoring a diverse group of electronics engineers and the ground-breaking products they have produced.
The EDN Innovation Awards carry special meaning in the electronics design community because the winners are chosen by a jury of their peers. EDN accepts nominations from the industry via its Web site, EDN.com.EDN’s technical editors select the most deserving nominees as finalists. Then a combination of audience votes and balloting by EDN’s editorial staff determine the ultimate winners.
”Over its lifetime of more than 50 years, EDN has witnessed many distinguished achievements. In 1990, we embarked on a special mission to honor the most innovative technological advancements and the designers who invent them,” David Blaza, vice president of UBM Electronics, EDN’s parent company, said. ”The EDN Innovation Awards program is now in its 21st year and proudly continues its tradition of recognizing rich talent in our industry in several categories.”
Category: Application-Specific Standard Products
Winner: Integrated Device Technology
Category: Analog ICs
Winner: NXP Semiconductors
Category: Digital ICs
Category: Power ICs
Winner: Linear Technology
Category: EDA Tools and ASIC Technologies
Winner: Apache Design Solutions
Category: Human-Machine Interface Technology
Winner: Microchip Technology
Winner: National Semiconductor
Category: Passive Components, Sensors, Indicators, and Interconnects
Category: Development Kits, Reference Designs, and SBCs
Winner: Freescale Semiconductor
Category: Test and Measurement Systems and Boards
Category: Power Supplies
Category: Innovators of the Year
Winners: Robert Dobkin and Tom Hack from Linear Technology
Thanks to Christian for idea.