2014 ACE Award Finalists

Company of the Year


Cadence Design Systems

Design Team of the Year

Advanced Micro Devices
AMD Mainstream APU (“Kabini”) Team

Agilent Technologies
RF Device PXI Test Solution Design Team

Altera Corporation; Micron Technology
HMC Stratix V Interoperability Team

Stratos Product Development
Stratos Product Development, as design partner to Global Good and Intellectual Ventures Labs

TE Connectivity
Automotive Team

Energy Technology Award

Atmel Corporation
SAM4Cx Platform (AKA, Atmel's Smart Energy Platform)

EC Fans & Drives, LLC
ECplus™ Refrigeration Motor

Maxim Integrated
MAX78700/MAX78615 Isolated Energy Measurement Chipset

Rambus Inc.
A19 LED Bulb

LocalGrid DataFabric™ Architecture, enabled by Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoCs

Zentrum Mikroelekronik Dresden AG (ZMDI)
ZSSC1956 Intelligent Battery Monitoring Solution

Executive of the Year

Advanced Micro Devices
Lisa Su
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Business Units

Introspect Technology
Dr. Mohamed Hafed

Rambus Inc.
Ronald Black

John Kispert

TE Connectivity
Rob Shaddock
Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Innovator of the Year

Maxim Integrated
David Andeen

Novati Technologies
David Anderson

Sol-Chip Ltd.
Dr. Shani Keysar

Internet of Things Technology, Service, or End Application of the Year

Freescale Semiconductor
Kinetis minis, the worlds smallest 32 bit ARM based microcontrollers

Hillcrest Labs
SH-1 sensor hub

HZO, Inc.
HZO WaterBlock

Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc.
Qualcomm AllPlay™ Smart Media Platform

Texas Instruments
SimpleLink(TM) Wi-Fi CC3000 BoosterPack

Xively, a subsidiary of LogMeIn
Xively Cloud Services

Marketing Team of the Year

Altera Corp
Stratix 10 FPGA and SoC Marketing Team

CSR µEnergy

Mouser Electronics
Mouser Marketing Team - Applications & Technologies Sites

ProSoft Technology Commercial Marketing Team
ProSoft Technology Inc.

TE Connectivity Marketing Team: “Let’s Create Something Brilliant Together”
TE Connectivity

Zentrum Mikroelekronik Dresden AG (ZMDI)
Global ZMDI Marketing and Communications

Open Source Hardware Platform or Application of the Year

BeagleBone Black


Seagate Kinetic Open Storage Platform


STEM Impact Award, presented by ECIA

Altera Corp.


Mouser Electronics

National Instruments



Ultimate Products - Logic/Interface/Memory

Inphi Corporation
Inphi DDR4 Register

Integrated Device Technology
IDT 8T49N28x Universal Frequency Translator (UFT) family

Integrated Device Technology
IDT 4DB0124 DDR4 data buffer

Maxim Integrated
DS28E35 DeepCover Secure Authenticator

Memoir Systems
Renaissance for Datacom

NXP Semiconductors

Rambus Inc.
R+ LPDDR3 Memory Architecture Solution

Silicon Image
SiI8620 MHL 3.0 transmitter IC, the SiI9394 MHL 3.0-to-HDMI 2.0 bridge IC, the SiI6031 MHL 3.0 multimedia switch IC and the Sil9679 MHL 3.0 receiver IC.

Ultimate Products - Passives, Interconnects and Electromechanical

High Voltage SMD Tantalum Polymer Capacitor TCJ series

Harwin Inc
Gecko hi-rel 1.25mm connector system

Littelfuse, Inc.
Biased SIDACtor Tertiary Protection Thyristor (SDP0240T023G6)

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
Massive Electro-Pyrotechnic Igniter Chip (MEPIC) Resistor

Vishay Precision Group
FRFC Ultra High Precision Z-1 Foil Flip Chip Resistor

Ultimate Products - Power

Agilent Technologies
Agilent N2820A Series High-Sensitivity, High Dynamic Range Current Probes

Ericsson Power Modules
Ericsson PKM-NH platform

International Rectifier
Gen8 IGBT Technology Platform

ZL8800 power management IC

Linear Technology
LT8614 Silent Switcher Regulator

MACOM (M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.)
90W GaN in Plastic Power Transistor (MAGX-000035-0900P)

Digitally Enhanced Power Analog, Synchronous Buck DC/DC Controller – MCP19111

Vicor Corporation
Configurable VI Chip® PRM® Modules

Ultimate Products - Analog IC's

Analog Devices
AD7960 18-bit PulSAR® A/D converter

Linear Technology
LTC2378-20 20-Bit Low Power SAR ADC

Maxim Integrated
MAX31850 and MAX31851: Cold-junction compensated, 1-Wire thermocouple-to-digital converters

Sendyne SFP100 Current, Voltage and Temperature Measurement IC with Internal Coulomb Counter

Silicon Labs
Si50x CMEMS Oscillator

SiT15xx 32 kHz MEMS Oscillators

Texas Instruments
LDC1000 Inductance-to-Digital Converter

Ultimate Products - Development Kits

Agilent Technologies
Agilent U5340A FPGA Development Kit for High-Speed Digitizers

Altera Corp
Cyclone V SoC Development Kit

CSR µEnergy® Starter Development Kit DK-CSR1010-10169

Gizmo Explorer Kit GZMOKT_4_2013_1

Inforce Computing
IFC6410 – Snapdragon™ 600 based Single-Board Computer

Ultimate Products - LEDs & Lighting

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC
A8517 and A8522 Wide Input Voltage, Fault Tolerant, Independently Controlled Multi-Channel LED Driver ICs with I2C interface

LED Engin, Inc
LuxiTune dimmable LED light engine

Marvell Technology
88EM8511 LED Driver

Power Integrations
LYTSwitch-0 LED-Driver ICs for Low-Power LED Bulbs

Texas Instruments
Floating Switch Architecture (TPS92411)

Ultimate Products - Processors - FPGAs, MCU's, Microprocessors, SoCs

Freescale Semiconductor
Kinetis KL02 CSP, MKL02Z32CAF4R

Silicon Labs
EFM32 Zero Gecko MCUs

Texas Instruments
TI's C2000™ Piccolo™ F2806xF MCUs with InstaSPIN™-FOC motor control technology

Tilera Corporation

Zynq®-7100 All Programmable SoC - XC7Z100

Ultimate Products - Reference Designs

Altera Corp
Altera PowerSoC Reference Designs

Analog Devices
JESD204B Xilinx Transceiver Debug Tool

Freescale Semiconductor
MC33812 / S12P Small Engine Control Reference Design (KIT33812ECUEVME)

Texas Instruments
Gas Sensor Platform with Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE)

Texas Instruments
Smart Data Concentrator

Ultimate Products - Sensors

Sand 9
TM361 Temperature Sensing MEMS Resonator

Sensirion AG
Humidity and Temperature Sensor SHTC1

Silicon Labs
Si701x/2x Relative Humidity and Temperature Sensors

Ultimate Products - Software

Altera Corporation
Altera SDK for OpenCL

Altium Inc.
Altium Designer 14 & Team Configuration Center

Intelligent Product Solutions
ENTERVISE Part No. 100

Integrated Device Technology
IDT Timing Commander™ Software

PowerNavigator graphical user interface

Mentor Graphics
Tessent Hybrid TestKompress/LogicBIST

Vivado IP Integrator

Ultimate Products - Test and Measurement Systems and Boards

Agilent Technologies
Agilent U5303A PCIe 12-bit High-Speed Digitizer with On-Board Signal Processing

Agilent Technologies
RF Device PXI Test Solution: M9391A VSA, M9381A VSG, and X-Series measurement applications

Cascade Microtech, Inc.
CM300 Probe System

Keithley Instruments, Inc.
Model 2450 Advanced Touchscreen SourceMeter® SMU Instrument

Rigol Technologies
DS1000Z Digital Oscilloscope

Ultimate Products - Wireless/RF

Analog Devices
AD9361 RF Agile Transceiver

EtherChip 2.0™ EC2A011

Integrated Device Technology

Linear Technology
LTC5551 Downconverting Mixer

Redpine Signals
Redpine Signals’ RS9113 M2MCombo™ chipset

AWG 70000 Arbitrary Waveform Generator

The MathWorks
LTE System Toolbox

WiGig chipset - WIL6100