2016 ACE Awards Categories

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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

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.

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.

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.

ULTIMATE PRODUCTS

This award recognizes the most significant electronic components and products introduced between January 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. The 2016 categories are:

  • Analog ICs
  • Sensors
  • Power
  • Software
  • Test and Measurement Systems and Boards
  • Processors (CPUs, MPUs, MCUs, SoC FPGAs...)
  • Logic/Interface/Memory
  • Reference Designs
  • Development Kits
  • Passives, Interconnects and Electromechanical
  • Wireless/RF
  • LEDs and Lighting

Jim Williams CONTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

The Contributor of the Year award 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.
* 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