2015 ACE Awards Categories

COMPANY OF THE YEAR

This award celebrates the company that exhibits the highest degree of professionalism, staff development and retention, customer focus, technical excellence and profitable growth, making it a true leader in the electronics sector.

EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

This award goes to an individual who brought leadership, technological and fiscal vision to an electronics industry company, organization or company division in the past year.

DESIGN TEAM OF THE YEAR

This award goes to a group of innovators in the electronics industry whose collaborative efforts made a significant contribution to the advancement of technology and whose planning and execution efforts are superb.

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

This award goes to an individual in the electronics industry who brings strong leadership, creativity and out-of-the-box thinking to a technology, product or business.

MARKETING TEAM OF THE YEAR

This award goes to the marketing team or product campaign that demonstrates solid execution, innovative thinking, and use of social media, content marketing, and/or other creative tactics to achieve success.

STEM Impact Award, presented by the ECIA Foundation

This award celebrates an individual or company with a commitment to inspire young people to become science and technology leaders. Nominations are limited to companies and employees of companies in the electronics industry. Finalists will be chosen by the ECIA and posted to EE Times and EDN. The winner will be chosen by the community.

START UP OF THE YEAR

This award goes to a venture capital (or otherwise pre-IPO financed) start-up (less than three years in business) electronics ecosystem (IC, device, software or system) company that demonstrates excellence in business development and/or technology development processes and is poised to become a technical or market leader in the global electronics industry.

ENERGY TECHNOLOGY AWARD

The Energy Technology Award recognizes a company in the electronics industry that has made the most significant contributions to help conserve energy or create new energy sources through the introduction of new concepts or technologies.

ULTIMATE PRODUCTS

Chosen by the EETimes community, his award recognizes the most significant electronic components and products introduced in the past 12 months. The 2015 categories are:

  • Analog IC's
  • Sensors
  • Power
  • Software
  • Test and Measurement Systems and Boards
  • Processors (FPGAs, MCUs, Microprocessors)
  • Logic/Interface/Memory
  • Reference Designs
  • Development Kits
  • Passives, Interconnects and Electromechanical
  • Wireless/RF
  • LED's and Lighting

Jim Williams CONTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

The Contributor of the Year award is awarded 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.
* Nominations are not accepted for this award category

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The award goes to an individual whose contributions over a long career in electronics have had a demonstrable impact on technological, business and cultural advancements worldwide.
* Nominations are not accepted for this award category



IEEE AWARD CATEGORIES

IEEE Spectrum Technology in the Service of Society

IEEE Spectrum Emerging Technology Award

* Nominations are not accepted for this award category
For more information on the IEEE Awards contact Blanche McGurr
Group Marketing Manager, IEEE Spectrum Magazine/IEEE Media
(212) 419-7579

INTERNET OF THINGS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

The coming Internet of Things (IoT) is quite possibly the biggest change that will impact electronics design engineers over the next decade as standalone embedded systems evolve into massive networks of devices that deliver unprecedented amounts of data over the Internet. This award recognizes a new technology, service, or end application that is helping to bring the IoT closer to reality today.