December 6, 2017San Jose Convention CenterSan Jose, CA

2016 ACE Awards Winners

This year's ACE Awards winners were hand selected by a panel of EE Times and EDN editors as well as independent judges from the across the industry. All of 2016 entries were judged based on specific awards criteria.

ACE Lifetime Achievement Award

UBM is also pleased to announce joint winners of this year's ACE Lifetime Achievement Award: Dave Patterson and John Hennessey, who co-wrote the seminal text in RISC processor architectures. Through their exceptional careers, Patterson further invested RAID and helped launch the open-source hardware movement around RISC-V, and Hennessey went on to co-found MIPS Computer Systems.

2016 Jim Williams Contributor of the Year ACE Award

Ransom Stephens, physicist, engineer, author and 2016 ESC Silicon Valley Keynote presenter, received the 2016 Jim Williams Contributor of the Year ACE Award for his highly regarded contributions to EDN in the areas of test & measurement.

2016 Winners

Company of the Year
Advanced Micro Devices

Executive of the Year
Steve Sanghi–Microchip Technology Inc.

Design Team of the Year
Palladium Z1 Development Team – Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Innovator of the Year
Bobby Littrell –Vesper

Marketing Team of the Year
Big Ass Marketing – Big Ass Solutions

Internet of Things Product of the Year
Battery Powered Mobile IoT Nursing Workstation – Onyx Healthcare USA, Inc.

Start Up of the Year
SiFive Inc.

Analog IC's
AD9371 – Analog Devices, Inc.

Development Kits
TI DLP NIRscan Evaluation Module (EVM) – Texas Instruments

LED's and Lighting
ICL8105 – Infineon Technologies

Logic / Interface / Memory
Samsung PM1633a Solid State Drive – Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

Passives, Interconnects, and Electromechanical
Precise 800 – Orbotech

Vicor 48V Direct to POL Datacenter Solution – Rainier Communications

Processors (FPGAs, MCUs, Microprocessors)
Stratix 10 MX SiP FPGA – Intel Corporation

Reference Designs
MAXREFDES82# Smart Force Sensor Reference Design – Maxim Integrated

VM1000 – Vesper

Ultrahaptics Software Development Kit Version 2 - Ultrahaptics North America Incorporated

Test and Measurement Systems and Boards
Keithley DMM7510 – Tektronix

2016 Judging Panel

Erach Desai
Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Michael Dunn
Technical Editor, EDN

Gene Frantz
Rice University

Jessica Lipsky
Associate Editor, EE Times

Jessica MacNeil
Senior Editor, EDN

John Mashey

Lucio Lanza
Managing Director
Lanza Tech Ventures

Max Maxfield
Content Chief, and Embedded Systems Conference

Hailey McKeefry
Editor-in-Chief, EBN

Rick Merritt
Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, EE Times

Rich Quinnell
Senior Technical Editor, EDN, EE Times

Susan Rambo
Executive Editor, EE Times

Martin Rowe
Senior Technical Editor, EDN, EE Times

William Tai
General Partner
Charles River Ventures

Steve Taranovich
Senior Technical Editor, EDN, EE Times, Planet Analog

Junko Yoshida
Chief International Correspondent, EE Times